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Welcome to Fiction_L

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As of June 15, 2016, Fiction_L is now managed by the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  

There is no need to resubscribe to the new list:  All existing Fiction_L subscribers as of 6/14/16 are now subscribed to the new Fiction_L; if you were subscribed to the digest version, you are now subscribed to the digest of the new Fiction_L.

All subscribers should have received an email from the new list manager Wednesday morning, 6/15/16.

The new list posting address is .  For additional information, visit the new Fiction_L web page or contact the new list manager at .


 Fiction_L Booklists (compilations completed prior to mid-June 2016)


What is Fiction_L

Fiction_L is an electronic mailing list devoted to reader's advisory topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues, booklists and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's advisory. Fiction_L was developed for and by librarians dealing with fiction collections and requests; however fiction lovers worldwide are welcome to join the discussion. Among the topics discussed have been: genre study, bibliographies, workshops, audiobooks, reading clubs, and print and electronic resources The discussion is not limited to fiction, but rather covers all aspects of reader's advisory for children, young adults and adults, including non-fiction materials.

The collective wisdom of Fiction_L participants has proved very helpful for librarians trying to locate an obscure title for a patron or in creating a booklist for an upcoming event. This list has come up with answers to numerous fiction and non-fiction "stumpers" much to the delight of many patrons, as well as librarians, happy to find the title of a book they read 20 years ago (or just a couple months ago). The only clue to the title may be the picture on the cover or a character's name. Fiction_L, along with its archives and booklists, is an invaluable resource for librarians who want to provide better and more efficient service to their customers. It's the perfect way to ensure that your patrons find a *good* book to read so they don't leave the library empty-handed!

How Fiction_L Works

Fiction_L is available as a standard list, with subscribers receiving each message as it is posted to the list, and as a digest, with subscribers receiving a single message once or twice a day containing the full text of all postings since the previous digest.


Fiction_L was created by the Reader's Service staff of the Morton Grove Public Library in December, 1995.  In June 2016, operation and management of the list was transferred to the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

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