Last week, I led the ARRT Crime Fiction Genre Study as we met at Glenview Public Library to discuss Amateur, Cozy, and Humorous Mysteries. Click here to see our assignment.
The notes will be emailed to the participants shortly, but for the rest of the ARRT Membership, click here to access the password protected folder for the notes.
Consensus among those of us directing this ambitious project is that things are going well, so far. I would like to particularly single out Karen from Naperville Public Library, our note taker, for fleshing out our discussion notes with some more detailed information about the series we discussed. This will make the notes even more useful to people as they go back to use what they have learned to help readers in their libraries.
The next meeting will be led by Stacey from the Batavia Public Library on Thursday, June 5th from 2-4 at Berwyn Public Library. The topic is Mystery: Police and P.I. Click here for the assignment.
To all the rest of you out there. Please feel free to use our assignments as a guide for your own genre studies, just credit ARRT. And remember, what is great about participating in any genre study is that you are getting to share and learn about a genre with your peers AND help your patrons to find new and better reads as a direct result. It really is a fulfilling activity on so many levels.
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