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Reading Advice and Tips (RAT)

The RAT Queen is Lucy M. Lockley, Collection Development Manager for St. Charles City-County Library District (MO). This blog was developed as a means to expand interest in and knowledge of readers' advisory tools and techniques. 

On Twitter as @colldev00

I am currently serving on the Listen List and Louis Shores Award committees of the Reference and User Services Association (a division of the American Library Association). I have also served on the Booklist Advisory Board, RUSA's Zora Neale Hurston, Notable Books, & Reading List award committees and co-chaired the RUSA CODES Readers' Advisory Committee. In 2013, I completed the Readers' Advisory Certification Program offered by the Metro Area Readers Round Table (MARRT) committee of the Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA). And have contributed chapters to ALA Editions' The Readers' Advisory Handbook (2010) and the forthcoming Libraries Unlimited publication, Crossover Readers' Advisory: Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction (2015). Through presentations at state & national conferences and the occasional webinar, I enjoy exploring means to provide reading advice and tips about RA tools

I love to read and create training opportunities for library staff. I am a devotee of audiobooks and, along with my husband and two grown children, a HUGE fan of trivia, animation, special effects, and action films.