This morning I have a brand new 90 minute program for my local library system:
What’s To Come in 2018?: Assessing and Staying On Top of Adult Leisure Reading and Collection Development Trends
For library workers who work assist leisure readers, whether it is from the front desk, the reference desk, or as you roam the stacks, staying on top of the latest trends is imperative. Our patrons expect us to know what’s hot before they do. They expect us to have the items ready and waiting for them as soon as they request them. And with all of the other job duties we have to worry about, sometimes we are not a responsive to the most current trends as we could be. But assessing trends in leisure reading and collection development is an essential job duty, and it is not nearly as difficult as you may think. Join noted Readers’ Advisory expert Becky Spratford for a webinar that will be fun and useful. She will walk you through the current trends in adult leisure collections and teach you the tips and tricks you can use to stay in the know all year long. Before you know it, your library will be trending in your community.The slides are filled with trends, how to respond to them, and tons of links. Most of the links are to content that has appeared here on the blog.
I had a lot of fun putting this one together. I know there are a lot of registrants too, so we will have a nice crowd.