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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Library Reads Executive Director on Circulating Ideas Sponsored by ME

Readers of this blog know I am a huge supporter of LibraryReads, the monthly list of books library workers love. Click here to pull up my LibraryReads related posts or here to go directly to the LibraryReads site.

I am also a fan of Circulating Ideas: The Librarian Interview Podcast and have even been a guest a few times. Click here to see all of the mentions of this podcast here on the blog. Recently, I asked Steve about being a sponsor of his podcast. Steve uses his advertising money to fund turning the podcast interviews into transcripts so that they are more accessible. He has been an advocate of the need to turn these audio interviews into readable text for years and I am proud to support him in this endeavor. Plus, I figured it was a great way to reach out to even more libraries.

We decided that beginning my 4 episode run as a sponsor made sense to begin with Rebecca's interview.

So see below to access the podcast and to see the details about how you can save 10% on my 2019 rates oh and learn about LibraryReads too.

163: Rebecca Vnuk

Rebecca Vnuk is the Executive Director of LibraryReads. She has an MLIS from Dominican University and worked as a public librarian before becoming the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist magazine. Rebecca is the author of three reference books on the topic of Women’s Fiction, as well as a best-selling book on weeding library collections. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2010 and was the 2010 PLA Allie Beth Martin Award Winner for distinguished Readers Advisory Service. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two tween sons (both of whom still love to read, whew!).
This episode of Circulating Ideas is brought to you with support from Becky Spratford and RA for All. Readers’ advisory is a core concept for libraries and you want your staff trained by the best. Back in 2007, librarian Becky Spratford was working at a public library and teaching the readers advisory class at Dominican University but wanted to do more to compile her best ideas and save the very best of her students work, so she started a blog, RA for All as a way to showcase and catalog it all. The blog is now one of the most trusted and respected RA tools available. After 15 years of public service, Becky transitioned into being a full time consultant in 2015 and provides RA training to library workers all over the world. If you are interested in hiring Becky to present at your library’s staff day, your state library conference, or wherever library workers are learning (either in person or virtually), go to raforall.blogspot.com to preview sample past programs, see her current schedule of events, listen to Becky talk about RA service, and obtain basic pricing. Click the RA for All logo at the top of the blog to find her contact information and if you mention Circulating Ideas, you will get 10% off if you book by the end of 2019.

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