Using Social Media for LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory

Here’s the second post on my newly created blog about social media, libraries, and LGBTQ stuff:

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On my other blog, Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, I have a column called Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, where LGBTQ+ people send me emails / tweets / comments about the kind of LGBTQ+ books they want to read and are having trouble finding. I do some research, and then I put up a post on my blog with a bunch of recommendations for them based on what they’ve told me. I’ve always loved recommending books to people and for years some of my friends have treated me and my bookshelves as a personalized recommendation system. I didn’t realize when I started the column a year ago that what I was doing was “reader’s advisory” in library speak, but it is!

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Social media can be both a venue for contacting and communicating with people who want reader’s…

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About CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and future librarian who holds an MA in English literature and is currently studying for an MLIS in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, running, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ2IA+ Canadian books, archives of the book advice column Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, and some other queer, bookish stuff. She also writes for Autostraddle, Book Riot and Inside Vancouver. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian. Some of her old reviews, especially the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary.
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