Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joyce Saricks  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Ms. Saricks is a readers advisor at the Downers Grove public library.

Biographical and Professional Information

Saricks is a well-known writer and speaker on readers' advisory. Her book, ''Read On...Audiobooks: Reading Lists for Every Taste'' offers original annotations for more than 300 audiobook titles, grouped according to some 60 themes, fiction and nonfiction. Lists are organized by character, story, setting, language, and mood/tone. Each entry provides a plot description and discusses the appeal of the narrator. In addition to helping patrons, the book will assist librarians with collection development and listener's advisory, creating displays that include audiobooks, promoting the collection, and especially, with understanding the special dynamic that exists among listeners, narrators, and audiobooks.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Now read this :
ISBN: 0585175519. OCLC Number: 44960713

Libraries Unlimited,. .

Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.

Read on-- audiobooks :
ISBN: 1591588049. OCLC Number: 706454519

Libraries Unlimited,. .

"With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike"--

Readers' advisory service in the public library /
ISBN: 0838908977. OCLC Number: 76810641

American Library Association,. .

The readers' advisory guide to genre fiction
ISBN: 9780838917817. OCLC Number: 1050140720

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Everyone's favorite guide to fiction that's thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers'; advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they're sure to love. --Publisher

The readers' advisory guide to genre fiction /
ISBN: 0838909892. OCLC Number: 568724560

American Library Association,. .

Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.