Libraries have the capacity to inspire, engage and support community members of all ages. Libraries provide an array of opportunities for adult patrons from diverse backgrounds. Readers' Advisory staff:
Assist users with choosing popular and recreational reading, viewing and listening choices .
Develop strategies and sources to stay well-informed as a readers’ advisor .
Readers' Advisory ranked #22 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It ranked #4 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 39% (57) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 30% (44) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 30% (44) would like training at the Advanced level.
Readers' Advisory is identified as a CORE skill for Sussex County libraries.
Safety - Provide a safe environment for staff and public, ensuring privacy, confidentiality, and physical well-being.
Courtesy - Treat everyone with kindness and respect.
Knowledge - Be aware of library policies, procedures, and resources.
Efficiency - Provide accurate and timely service with the best use of tangible and intangible resources.