Thursday, June 21, 2012 1:22 pm
Audiobook Listeners’ Advisory
Posted by: Mary Burkey
Joyce Saricks, doyenne of Readers’ Advisory, salutes #JIAM2012 in “At Leisure: Celebrating Audio” column in Booklist. Saricks’ writings are a treasure trove of suggestions for finding, appreciating, and sharing the best in audio. You can search BooklistOnline for Saricks + audiobook for more great “At Leisure” columns that include all things audio. Joyce Saricks also has a terrific book, Read On… Audiobooks: Reading Lists for Every Taste: http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147492585. And grab a copy of Writing Reviews for Readers’ Advisory by Brad Hooper, which has a chapter by Saricks on writing audiobook reviews: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2769.
There’s a chapter on audiobooks by Booklist’s Media Editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard in The Readers’ Advisory Handbook, edited by Jessica E. Moyer & Kaite Mediatore Stover http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2883. Moyer & Stover feature audiovisual advisory in their book Research-Based Readers’ Advisory: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2364. Integrated Advisory Service: Breaking Through the Book Boundary to Better Serve Library Users, edited by Moyer, has great tips for including all literary formats in RA: http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781591587187
Kaite is a big audiobook advocate and often blogs in Book Group Buzz about readers’ advisory with audio: http://bookgroupbuzz.booklistonline.com
Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy
by Sharon Grover and Lizette D. Hannegan ties youth audiobooks to educational standards: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3312
. Terrific for suggesting great audio for children and teens.
The Sync promotion is a slam-dunk awesome way to promote audiobooks with FREE downloads all summer and ready-to-go promotional materials: http://www.audiobooksync.com/
And don’t forget all of the June is Audiobook resources – just search Twitter for the #JIAM2010 or #JIAM hashtags!