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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Art of Booktalking Featuring Me and FREE!

Okay, the Maine program is done.  Thanks to those who participated live. I wish you all good luck with your book discussion groups.  Leading my book club is one of the best things about my job.

I would love to recap it all some more, but I have a jammed packed Fall, and it is time to move on to the next program.

Two weeks from today, I will be part of a new, fun, and dynamic panel sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield entitled, The Art of Booktalking.  Details here and below:


The Art of Booktalking

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Where:RAILS Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room / Videoconference Room (In Person, Max: 80)
Join Jennifer Bromman-Bender, librarian at Lincoln-Way West High School (New Lenox) and author of several books on booktalking, including Booktalking Nonfiction: 200 Sure-Fire Winners for Middle and High School Readers (2013), Becky Spratford of the Berwyn Public Library, and Katie Mediatore Stover of the Kansas City Public Library for a morning dedicated to the art of booktalking! Come prepared to ask questions or share your best tips and tricks for engaging children, teens, and adults alike. Moderated by Booklist editor Rebecca Vnuk, this program is generously sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield, publishers of the Practical Guides for Librarians series of professional development reading for librarians.
Register by: 9/19/2014
Refreshments will be severed.


I love that we are going to talk about booktalking and only booktalking.  Booktalking is key to providing RA Service and anyone can do it with just a little training and a lot of practice.  In fact, I am glad Rebecca Vnuk asked me to be a part of this panel because working on booktalking skills is the thing I miss the most from teaching graduate students.  Every student would have to do at least 3 book talks a semester (if not more), and I loved watching the students improve in just a few short weeks. They went from timid and tentative to confident and cool.

Also, on a selfish note, it gives me a chance to hang out with Kaite Stover.

Click here to sign-up or contact me and I will get you on the list. I promise it is going to be fun.

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