HELP WANTED: Booktalkers and Reviewers – No Experience Necessary


Immediate openings. Good working conditions and great benefits await you as an MMS Library Booktalker or Reviewer.  Booktalkers select a book they want to share with their peers and do a “show and tell” presentation on camera for a segment on an upcoming MMS News episode.  A booktalk consists of a brief summary of what the book is about and the booktalker’s opinions on the story, characters, writing style, or anything else that is relevant.  The average booktalk is 30 seconds to a minute in length.  Compensation for booktalks can be any combination of Panther Paws, special gifts, possible extra credit from a teacher, and the fame and influence of being a TV news personality.

Book reviewers select a book from the library’s catalog (Destiny) that they have read, give it a star rating (one to five stars) and write a brief review of the book.  The content of the review would be similar to that of a booktalk — but since the catalog already gives a summary, the review can just be a few sentences about what the reviewer liked or didn’t like about the book.  Once submitted, the review must be approved before it gets published live.  The reviewer has to be logged in to Destiny in order to submit it, but only that person’s first name and last initial are published.  All reviews will earn at least one Panther Paw and possibly other bonus rewards.  Only reviews of books that have actually been read in their entirety by the reviewer can be submitted.

See Ms. Piscione in the library for more information or to apply for one of these highly acclaimed positions.


About elibrari

I am a middle school librarian in Point Pleasant, NJ.

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