Are these two same or different?
The simple answer is no. They are not same.
While Reader's advisory is, in general, mostly about reading habits, the reference interview is, in general, mostly about seeking information about any thing.
More food for thought:
First, readers’ advisory is about public service;
Second, readers’ advisory is about readers and what they want to read/listen to/view, not about the last good book or DVD we enjoyed.
Third, readers’ advisory is nonjudgmental. continue reading, At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Against Rules. [Thanks to The Gypsy Librarian for this citation]
Because of the similarity between the reference and the reader advisory interviews, it is useful to begin discussion of the reader advisory interview by reviewing some of the basic aspects of the reference interview. Note too that reader advisory work may be done in the reference department.
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