I am happy to announce if you are a member of my home library system, RAILS, you can now watch these webinars live or as archive for FREE. Click here for details on how to watch. But anyone can pay to watch PCI webinars even if your library system doesn’t carry them. Click here for those details. They have many options on a wide range of topics for libraries.
Booktalking: Harnessing the Power of Sharing Books with Patrons: Booktalking is at the heart of what we do with patrons each and every day at the public library. Whether we are sharing books informally at the services desk, presenting a prepared list of books, or posting information online, talking about books is something we do each and every day. It is a core service, but it is also hard to teach. Booktalking is more of an art than a skill, but with the right guidance and some practice, it can go a long way toward engaging your patrons and re-energizing your staff. Join experienced Readers’ Advisory Becky Spratford as she shares the secret behind delivering great book talks, giving you tips and tricks you can begin using right away to hone your own skills. Rediscover the power and joy that comes from sharing books with patrons.Slides are here
Handout is here