They asked me what I could do in their 45 minute slots and here is what I came up with:
11:00AM - 11:45AM Readers Advisory Rethink: Flip the Script and Think Like A Reader Classroom 4 (2nd Floor)Presented by Becky Spratford, Readers’ Advisory Specialist, Illinois Library LuminaryReaders Advisory belongs in every library, no matter its budget. Using her “Ten Rules of Basic RA Service,” Becky Spratford of Illinois Library Luminary will show you how to use your love of books to help any patron find their next great read. Quit worrying about finding the perfect book for your patrons and recover the joy of sharing books with readers instead!What I am trying here today is a shortened version of my signature program that focuses on the hands on aspects of my training. I will be going over rules 1-6 of my Ten Rules of Basic RA Service. The idea is to have the library workers in attendance spend their time connecting with a book they love, sharing it, and then giving them some direction on how to spread that love to others.
To be honest, when I was first approached to present tat this conference, I was a little miffed that I only got 45 minutes, but now, I am actually excited. This could become a useful program for these shorter time frames.
I do love SWAN too. We have one of the largest shared catalogs in the country. Our resource sharing is amazing, easy for staff and patrons, and a model for libraries throughout the country. Seriously, we are that awesome. I have never been available to present at this conference before, but this year, they asked me far enough in advance that I could block the day.
Click here for the full schedule of events and see below for the direct link to my slides. After the event the website will have handouts too.
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