Here it is - the very last RA e-mail of 2019! Don't look for me next week because publishing is taking a holiday snooze, and so too will I be. Until then, though, let's take a look at what we do have...
The RA for All blog shares words of wisdom from Readers Advisors. It's all good advice, but I particularly like this one from David Wright, Reader Services Librarian at the Seattle Public Library:
"When it comes to RA, People First, Then Books. Your ability to relax, listen and enthuse with others is key. The rest can always be picked up later, and there are great tools to help you with connecting readers with books: Use Your Tools!"
Finally, #FridayReads: I know I said I wasn't going to start anything new until I finish something I'm in the middle of, but how could I not pick up Murder Simply Brewed from the Amish genre study on Tuesday? (Thanks to Michelle from Lisbon for leading our talk!) In my earbuds is Mr. Dickens and His Carol, and between now and New Year's, I'll definitely be revisiting The Hudsucker Proxy, one of my favorite holiday-adjacent movies. Happy reading/listening/viewing/New Year! Go-o-o-o-o Eagles!