ARRT GENRE STUDY WEBSITE

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.

RA FOR ALL...THE ROAD SHOW!

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, August 24, 2017

RA for All Virtual Roadshow: PCI Webinar on Booktalking

Today I am doing another webinar for PCI from 2-3 eastern. It is one of my more popular programs. Below you will find the description, links to the live slides, and a handout created especially for PCI but accessible to all of you.

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


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