CLICK HERE for quick access to the materials for the 2016-17 Speculative Fiction Genre Study.
The website now features UNRESTRICTED access, including notes from our meetings; however, in order to attend the meetings in person, you must be a member of ARRT. Click here for information about how you can join.


I can come to your library, book club meeting, or conference to talk about how to help your readers find their next good read. Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Working with Genre Readers-- Training Options

Yesterday, I attended the fun and informative Novelist webinar "Appealing to Genre Readers" featuring Joyce Saricks, Molly Wetta, Elizabeth Coleman, and Lori Reed.

This is a training that is useful to anyone who works with genre readers whether you have NoveList access or not. You do NOT need to have NoveList to watch it either.

Click here to access the NoveList resources page with access to the recording AND a bunch of resources.

Click here to see the Twitter chatter the presentation generated (no need to have an account to view).

I get the most requests to train staff on how to work with genre readers-- more than any other topic by far-- so I know there is a need to watch this training.

I also have a webinar on the topic coming up for RAILS on November 9th entitled Demystifying Genre: How to Help Every Type of Reader:
Nothing is scarier than trying to help a fan of a genre you yourself don’t enjoy. You want to help that, for example, Romance reader find the perfect book, but you are having trouble knowing where to begin because...eek!... you don’t read Romance. You are afraid they will find out you are a fraud. How can YOU possibly help THEM?!? Never fear, in this program, Readers’ Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, will teach you how to keep your genre knowledge up to date, explain the biggest trends in genre fiction, and share her time tested tricks for working with genre readers. You will leave this webinar with the confidence and skill to help fans of every genre, regardless of whether you have ever read a book in that genre. And that will leave a trail of happy patrons in your wake.
Check out my past posts on working with genre readers for more tips too.


Unknown said...

Where can I sign up for the Nov 9 webinar? I do not see it on the L2 Rails website.

Becky said...

You need to use your L2 Login to have access. You have to be in an IL library.