Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joyce Saricks  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Website --
-- Joyce Saricks on WorldCat --

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.

Published Works

    The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (ALA Readers Advisory), American Library Association, 2009Readers Advisory in the Public Library, American Library Association, 2005Read On... Audiobooks: Reading Lists For Every Tast, Libraries Unlimited, 2011Now Read This: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1978-1998, Libraries Unlimited, 1999

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

American Library Association,. Chicago :. 2009.

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.

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

American Library Association,. Chicago :. 2005.

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

Libraries Unlimited,. Santa Barbara, Calif. :. [2011]

"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"--

Now read this :
ISBN: 156308659X. OCLC Number:

Libraries Unlimited,. Englewood, Colo. :. 1999.

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.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)