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 including RA for All's EDI Statement.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Crash Course in Romance Webinar

Last week I attended the NoveList-LibraryReads Crash Course in Romance webinar.

Below I have the info and the recording access link for you. Also don't forget, this webinar is the 4th in a 5 part series of FREE webinars. The information in these training sessions is helpful independent of whether or not you subscribe to NoveList. They are an excellent resource about the state of these genres right now.

Click here to access the list of genre "crash course" webinars with links to the recordings [if they have already happened] and to the signup if they haven't.

Finally, please remember to watch the webinars on the genres you love as closely as the ones you are less comfortable with. Why? Because your version of your favorite genre, is specific to you. You need to understand the full range of why people like the genres they enjoy. When we like something, our brains automatically default to our version; even if you are careful, it is hard not to. Whereas, when we watch the webinars on the genres we are less comfortable with, we are more willing to listen and take it in without bias simply because we know so much less.

Okay, that's enough from me. See below for the Romance details and/or click here to access the full series. 

Webinar: Crash Course in Romance

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping romance readers? Whether your readers are fans of category romances or paranormal romances, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best romance has to offer your readers — from best friend’s sibling to secret babies.

Join as they cover:
  • Why romance is so popular and ways libraries can destigmatize the genre
  • How romance developed including classics, newcomers, and awards to know
  • Subgenres and crossovers
  • NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more
The webinar is now archived. 

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Click here to recording access now

Polli Kenn is the Readers’ Services Coordinator at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS and she is fairly certain that leisure reading and a nice cuppa will save humanity. In early 2015 she launched the BookSquad readers’ advisory team and has written and presented on how to start a readers’ advisory revolt at your library on a dime. She is a member of the Booklist Advisory Board, the LibraryReads Board, and a co-host of the BookSquad Podcast. In her spare time, she made three nifty humans entirely from scratch.   
Stephanie Anderson is the Assistant Director of Selection for BookOps, the shared technical services organization of the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. (That means that she leads the amazing team of librarians who select and order all materials for 150 branches and two digital collections - in 21 languages!) She is a founding member and current chair of the LibraryReads Board of Directors. Outside of work, when she's not ignoring her email to read on the couch, she's reviewing books (for People, Kirkus Reviews, or Shelf Awareness), coaching basketball, or working on yet another slide deck about readers' advisory. You can learn more about her love of RA education at bookavore.net.
Halle Eisenman leads the Editorial Content Team which oversees the creation of the lists, articles, book discussion guides, and all the other amazing and informative content you can find in NoveList. Prior to working at NoveList, she spent a dozen years working for a public library system in a variety of roles, but no matter what her job title, her favorite part of any day was suggesting books to patrons. When not at work, Halle can often be found walking her dog (he gets lots of exercise when she’s listening to a particularly riveting audiobook), binge-watching TV shows aimed at teenagers, baking, or sitting on her back porch with a book. She is currently serving on the RUSA CODES Reading List Council.

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