I don't believe that there is a set role of readers' advisory. Basically it is just talking to your students finding out what their interests are, their favorite genre or author. Be available to your students and approachable. Let them know that they can talk to you and ask for recommendations. Listen to them when they tell you their interests. Or if you get a student (and you probably will) that states I don't like to read, I suggest perhaps they may want to try the graphic novels.
Don't try to push what you like to read upon your students. I am a big fantasy reader, but I have students that will snub their nose at any fantasy recommendation.
Read yourself and I mean alot. The only way you can be a readers' advisory is to read. Read the books that are on the State Lists (if your State has lists for books), check out ALA's YASLA association and look at the quick pick for reluctant readers. Read some of the books that the Teen's have chosen.
Overall, just read, be available, ask questions, and listen
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