JMRL Reads: A Wiki for Sharing Information about Books for Readers of All Ages

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Introduction

JMRL Reads is a place for you to both find and leave information about books. We are collecting suggestions for good reads from library staff members and from our users. Using the categories link on the left sidebar is the best way to browse the wiki for content (see the section just below on how categories work in the wiki for more information). You can also type a term into the search box, located on the left sidebar as well. Check back often for updated lists or add your own favorites. Find out what staff are reading now


This wiki is run by the staff of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Va.) For technical questions contact Bob or Ginny. If you're new to wikis check out the pages under the section "Help for Using the Wiki". Please play nicely in the wiki. Check out Guidelines for Use of the Wiki. This wiki and all content herein is licensed under the Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike license of Creative Commons. To use content on this wiki you'll need to check the terms of the license.


EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: When naming new articles, unless your title consists of a very general term describing a category of books that exists across all age ranges, please specify adult, young adult, or juvenile in parentheses as part of the title. For example, if you're starting a new article on Young Adult ghost stories, don't name your article "Ghost Stories": please name it "Ghost Stories (young adult)".

Wiki User Community

Anyone can edit this wiki! You do need to register (create an account) to be able to edit though. This helps protect the wiki from vandalism and spam. To get an account please send an email to any one of the following administrators: Bob, Ginny, Meredith, Michelle, or Sarah. Please tell us what you would like to have as your username, and also give your real name. The administrator will send you an email with your username and password. You should change your password on your initial login. That's it! Please feel free to add new categories, new pages, and edit content already here. You can also add external links, as appropriate. If you are an author, please do not promote your own books on the wiki.

Every page has a history tab. Click it to see the editing history of the page, which also shows the signature of the user that made the changes or edits. Every page has a discussion tab as well, a page where users can make comments or talk back and forth about a page. When you write on a discussion page you should sign your entries.

If you're going to edit the wiki, it would be nice if you would add yourself to the Wiki User List. Just click on the edit tab to see how to format your entry. Your entry in the list should link to your user page where you can write a bit about yourself. If you edit the wiki a lot, you may establish a reputation, and other users may like to know who you are.

Help for Using the Wiki

Tips Page for getting started on the right foot

Basic Editing Help from Wikipedia.

Guidelines for Use of the Wiki

Categories in the Wiki

Click here to see the list of all categories in the wiki: Wiki Categories. Categories are a tool for organizing the content of the wiki into topical groupings. A category is simply a group of articles with a "category tag" in common. Or said another way, you don't "put" an article in a category, you put a "category tag" into an article. This then makes the article findable by listing it under that category. Of course you can also use the search box to look for stuff in the wiki.

Every category also has a "category page". This is a page with an introductory note explaining what the category is about, and the category page also automatically generates an alphabetical list of article titles If you want to add a new category to the wiki, just add the tag for the new category at the end of your article. The link to the new category page will be in red, indicating that it does not exist yet. Click the link to create the category page. Please check the list of categories before adding a new one, to see if there is already a category that covers the content. Please, please consider new category names carefully, because while articles can be renamed fairly easily using the move tab it is a non-trivial matter to rename a category.

Book Groups

Try the book groups category to find one that suits your tastes. Is yours not listed? We welcome you to add it, and let us know what you're reading and talking about!