Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

July 2008


Booklists provide a means of connecting readers with books that best meet their needs. The authors provide an overview of types of booklists and of the relationship between readers and booklists, as well as identifying uses of booklists for librarians. These include use as a collection development tool, for weeding assistance, and to promote library materials. The role of booklists in the interactive environment of Web 2.0 is explored. The article concludes with a discussion of possible concerns that arise from reliance on booklists.