I recently produced a screencast on a popular reader’s advisory tool we use at mpow. I want to bring the tool to the attention of those that do not normally follow book reviews such as Library Journal’s Booksmack because of the use of participatory technologies. I have seen it written that IT/Technology is reference, I think we need to extend this to RA.

BookMatch: An RA Innovation via Screencast
“In an illuminating screencast created especially for BookSmack!, popular services manager Ricki Nordmeyer and adult services librarian Mick Jacobsen explain the Skokie Public Library’s new BookMatch program. This patron pleaser takes the reader’s advisory questionnaire into the 21st century with SurveyMonkey, form logic, and a wiki. Watch and learn!”

For those of you are interested in learning more about BookMatch please see a post I wrote about it for LISNew’s Summer series in August.

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Mick Jacobsen