Readers Advisory has always been a Library 2.0 field, as it is a social aspect of the library, focusing on an exchange between the librarian and patron. Due to this, it has made the lead easily to the online forum, where it is seen in two areas. The first is professional development opportunities and assistance for librarians who create readers advisory lists at their libraries. The second is lists of recommendations for readers to find new books to read. Some sites also act as social networking forums, allowing readers to input the books they have read, are reading and want to read and allowing you to see what friends and family are reading. Many libraries and librarians have pages on these social networks sites, such as Overbooked, GoodReads, LibraryThing and Shelfari and are being friended by patrons, book clubs and others. Through this "a Web nation of feral readers' advisors is being born, who in turn will inform their friends and colleagues of good books to read using the language we've provided in our tags, bookshelves, reviews, and annotations."ยน

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  1. Stover, Kaite Mediatore. "Stalking the Wild Appeal Factor: Readers' Advisory and Social Networking Sites." Reference & Users Services Quarterly 48, no.3 (Spring 2009): 243-8.