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What can RCLS do to support Book Discussion groups?

Thanks to the Adult Services Advisory Council (ASAC) Book Discussion Leader’s Guide Project, a new resource is available for librarians and the public through the RCLS Web page. Ten Book Discussion Leader’s Guides are now accessible from the “Services” tab in the “Adult Services” category. Under “Book Discussion” you will find:

  • Instructions on how to request RCLS Book Discussion Consortium books
  • A list of the consortium’s holdings
  • A set of book discussion leader’s guides that can be printed out

These guides represent the ten most requested titles in the RCLS Book Consortium. New guides will be added as they become available. Please let us know if these guides are helpful to you and to local book discussion leaders. Let us know, too, if there are other consortium titles for which you would like to see guides.

The RCLS Book Discussion Consortium is a collection of books to be used for book discussions and may be borrowed only by library staff. To find out which books are available from the RCLS Consortium, go to the Enterprise Search screen and then:

  • Open the Search Limit ("Everything") drop down list
  • Select RCLS Book Discuss
  • Leave search term box empty
  • Sort results by title
  • OR the Book Discussion Consortium list is also available on the RCLS Web page.
  • Go to the tab “Services”
  • Look under “Adult Services”
  • Click on “Book Discussion”