Who am I and why should you care?
This page will attempt to answer that.
Click here to read an interview with me from Booklist Online.
Or click here for the full archive of every podcast and radio appearance I have done. This is a great way to get a sense of my presentation style to see if it is what you had in mind.
Click here to see the most recent 6 months of my presentations, although I am more than willing to create brand new training sessions that fit your needs.
Click here to see my 10 Rules of Basic RA Service page which is the place where I begin every program.
See below for an advertisement for my services which includes loads of contact info:
Here is a video that includes me in action via Darien [CT] Library
From my very first post in 2007:
Welcome to RA for All
RA for All is a showcase of the wonderful world of Readers' Advisory (RA). But what is RA? Readers' Advisory is a patron oriented, nonjudgmental public library service that strives to help fiction and nonfiction readers find books to read for enjoyment. Anyone interested in a more detailed description of RA Service should head to their local public library and look up Joyce Saricks' Readers' Advisory in the Public Library, 3rd edition (ALA, 2005).
So you like to read...there are many ways the local public library can help you find your next good read. This blog will highlight how the library can best help its patrons. I will post interesting links, lists, and news in the RA world. I will also highlight some of my student's work from the RA class at Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science (IL)...Yes, there is an entire class on this stuff.
There are many great book review blogs, and while I will post quick reviews of my recent reads, this blog will try to provide a wider commentary on the world of leisure reading and public libraries.