Welcome to the MetroWest Readers’ Advisory Roundtable (MWRART)!
Meeting every other month, we will all read from one genre—and then discuss the appeal of that genre with each other, emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity with genre particulars.
We have looked at mystery, literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, and romance. Now in our eighth year, we will be looking at historical fiction! This will allow each of us to be introduced to, or deepen, the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as Readers’ Advisors.
Your Discussion Leaders are Allison Smith, Belmont Public Library (email@example.com) and Christine Muir, Parker Memorial Library (firstname.lastname@example.org). Email either of us if you have any questions about the group and/or keeping up to date with discussions, meetings, schedules, and news!
MWRA-RT is modeled on the Readers’ Advisory Round Table conducted by Leane Ellis in the northeast section of the Commonwealth. Leane Ellis, Kristi Chadwick Advisor-Small Libraries of MLS, and Michelle Deschene of the Peabody Institute Library/Danvers have been instrumental in helping to set up this group and website. MWRA-RT was started by Meena Jain, Bacon Free Library, in 2014.