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Purpose: To provide a forum and occasion for discussion about adult and young adult books, both fiction and non-fiction. It is organized to share information about books and authors from the point of view of reader’s advisory services in public libraries. It will provide an opportunity to share techniques and expertise in book talking and on-the-spot reader's advisory service.

To join RART, simply select the RART option on your membership application or renewal. If you’re already a member of MLA and want to join RART now, please contact the office.


Leadership Roster

Chair   Rachel Gray, Information Services Librarian
Member-at-Large   Karla Businaro
Carver County Library 
Member-at-Large    Laurel Bradshaw
Dakota County Library 
Member-at-Large   Linda Dallavalle
Dakota County Library 
Member-at-Large Stephanie Hall, Director of Libraries
Meinders Community Library
Member-at-Large Carol Jackson, Branch Manager
Ramsey County Library


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Useful Listservs

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Local Literary Resources



  • Waterboro Public Library (ME) weblog of literary and library news and resources
    Has a slight Maine focus, but still good content.
  • Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind: Crime fiction, and more
    Sarah Weinman, a freelance writer based in New York, is, the Baltimore Sun’s crime fiction columnist and writes "Dark Passages,” a monthly online mystery & suspense column for the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Previously she was an editor for GalleyCat,’s publishing industry news blog.
  • Papercuts: Cutting Edge Library News, Reviews and Events
    Sponsored by the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. "Librarians love to talk about books. Papercuts features reviews, recommendations, staff picks, book lists, and more! From the weekly Best Sellers list, to Literary News and a broad selection of reading genres, this is the place to explore when you are looking for a good book.”
  • Ornery Librarian
    (an eclectic assortment of reviews, etc.) She has moved her comments to, which appears to by like Blog is still archived and worth looking at.
  • Bookslut Online Journal
    Bookslut is a monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those who love to read. It provides a constant supply of news, reviews, commentary, insight, and more than occasional opinions.
  • Bookshelves of Doom
    An individual person’s blog on books and reading by a: "Librarian. Okay, okay. Uber-librarian. Minus the MLS. That might happen. Someday.” It contains: "book reviews, book news, my life and anything else I think is interesting.”
  • Daily Media News from GalleyCat
    A blog about books and publishing
  • Reader’s Advisory Online
    This blog offers a weekly update, from a scan of more than 100 blogs, newsletters, magazines, newspapers and television.
  • MPR reading blog
    Minnesota Readers, Minnesota Public Radio wants to know what you’re reading! Share reviews, tips, and your literary pursuits here. All readers are invited to the Minnesota Public Radio Reader’s group. We’ll talk about local work, the larger lit scene, and see if we identify a geography of literary taste.
  • Librarian Avengers
    "Want to be a librarian? Got chutzpah? This is the blog for you.”

Conference Presentations

Activity: Killer Cocktails and RART Happy Hour
Keynote: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (One Book One Conference)
C7. 50 in 60 Book Blast
D5. Truly Doing Dewey: Nonfiction Reader’s Advisory from 001-999
E6. Traveling the Yellow Brick Road: Exploring the Worlds of Fantasy
H5. World War II in Fact and Fiction
RART at the MLA 2011 Annual Conference
Activity: Killer Cocktails and RART Happy Hour
B3. Book Clubs: Hands On to Hands Off
D5. E-books: What’s All the EXCITEMENT About?
E6. One Book, One Conference: The Stormchasers
F1. 50 in 60 Book Blast
How to Use Moodle
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