Last Thursday’s SacLib Facebook post invited readers to mention the last three books they enjoyed, and librarians would recommend titles for them to read next. The first time we did this was in Fall of 2011, and 24 people posted – we thought that was a fabulous response rate. On Thursday, there were well over 100 posts, and many comments that the librarians’ suggestions were “right on target.” It’s obvious that our readers love to talk about what they’re reading, and i’m happy that our staff was able to make relevant recommendations.
This success makes me think this might make a good assignment for my Reference students. If they could do something like that on the LIBT or City College Facebook page, this would give them a fun way to put into practice the lesson on Reader’s Advisory. If we can’t use the school’s Facebook page, we could do something like that on the discussion board for that week. The more I think about it, the more I like it!