Give Me Something to Read! When Social Networking Meets Readers Advisory

Readers Advisory has grown beyond booklists. Now there are all sorts of online resources that are part readers advisory and part social networking. Learn how various websites like Goodreads, LibraryThing, Your Next Read, and others help to not only keep track of various books but also provide a medium for sharing opinions and gathering book suggestions. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will be informed of various online tools to help with readers advisory queries
  • Learners will discover online organizational ways for remembering details of hundreds of books
  • Learners will receive information about where to find online resources where librarians and book lovers alike give suggestions that answer the question “What should I read next?”

Who Should Attend

Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with children and tweens.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This webinar is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.


Joella Peterson is a Youth Services Librarian at the Tumwater (Wash.) Timberland Regional Library. She is a member of the ALSC Children and Technology Committee.

Date(s) & Time(s)

This one hour webinar has already taken place, but a recorded version is available for purchase.

Credits &/or CEUs Heading

College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request.


Recorded webinar: $25
This webinar is not taking place live; you are purchasing a recording of the webinar that took place in April.  This recording is only intended to be viewed by the purchaser and should not be shared.  The purchaser is not limited to the number of times he/she may watch the session.

Technical Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, high-speed Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher.  You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to registering for a webinar.  If your internet connection is not high speed you may have problems inside the virtual meeting room.

For more information, view a video about Abode Connect meetings produced by Adobe.

How to Register

Visit the ALA Registration page to purchase the recording online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in.  Webinar space is limited but additional webinars will be added in the future.


Jenny Najduch
ALSC Program Officer
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026


Interested in sponsoring this webinar?  Contact Jenny Najduch, ALSC Program Officer, at the email or phone number above.