Readers Advisory Services in NSW public libraries

Rewarding reading training has been taking place in NSW public libraries for ten years.  It was started as a result of a South East Zone cooperative Library Development Grant, with later training paid for by the State Library of NSW.  This training has taken place in each zone and region of NSW.

The State Library conducted a survey to determine the current state of readers' advisory services in NSW public libraries.  The survey was based on one developed by Library Journal with NoveList and the RUSA/CODES Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee. 

  • To explore the current role of libraries in providing readers’ advisory services
  • To identify the range of readers’ advisory services across the state
  • To identify current service models for readers’ advisory services in libraries
  • Develop good practice guidelines for readers’ advisory services in libraries

An overview of the results is now available  (Word 814 Kb)

If you have any questions about this project please contact Ellen Forsyth