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.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations [Updated 12.20]

In the spirit of being green, this page will house links to my recent presentations, allowing attendees access without having to print copies for everyone. Presentations will  be up for at least 6 months.  If you have attended one of my presentations and want access to slides and handouts that are not posted here, please contact me (bspratford@hotmail.com) or leave a comment on this page.

But first, here is the link to the archive of my podcast and radio appearances. It is a great way to get a sense of how I present.

My general 2020 rates are as follows:
  • Virtual: Rates begin at $300 for a 60 min webinar and go up to $1,000 for full day, interactive options. Contact me to craft your plan and figure out pricing.
  • Local [does not require an overnight stay]: Rates begin at $800 [In-person not available at this time]
  • Travel [requires an overnight stay but I can drive]: Rates begin at $1300 [In-person not available at this time]
  • Travel [requires an overnight night stay and air travel]: Rates begin at $2000 [In-person not available at this time]
  • Consulting-Virtual [you get to pick my brain officially]: Rates begin at $75/hr
    • If you have hired me to present, I provide free consulting before and for up to 6 months after
These rates do not include my travel costs. Those are billed out for exact costs with an invoice; however, I do provide a not to exceed dollar amount for travel for your budgeting purposes.

Also, please note that my programs are all prefaced by this Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement:
RA for All’s programs are crafted and delivered to encourage all library staff to use leisure reading as a way to connect with the community, with a particular focus on reaching the underserved, and promoting "own voices" authors. Throughout all of my training sessions we will explore ways in which library staff can provide services, collections, and programming that puts EDI concerns at the forefront. Examples include but are not limited to, delivering the same information in different formats, advice on how to diversify your displays, and ways to include more staff voices in basic RA service [more voices leads to more equitable, diverse, and inclusive offerings]. Libraries that hire RA for All must be interested in allowing all staff [not just professional and/or public service staff] to participate in serving all populations, not just the ones most represented by staff or as identified in a local census.
  • Allegheny County Library Association: Webinars-- all times 10-11am Eastern
  • Wisconsin Trustee Training Week 2020: August 24-28 [Online]
    • My presentation entitled: Walk the Line: How Trustees Can Best Lead Their Libraries Without Overstepping Their Authority
  • PCI Webinars: October, November and  December 2020
  • ILA Annual Conference [Virtual]
    • Library Programming in Uncertain Times [with Jez Layman and Karen Toonen]
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3-4pm
    • Slide access here
  • Berks County [PA] Public Libraries: Webinar Training Series
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader [Covid Edition], 11/5/20 2-3:30pm Eastern
    • Demystifying Genre, 12/1/20 10-11:30 am Eastern
  • Library Journal Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections-- Week 3 November 10, 2020
  • SEPLA [Southeast Chapter of the PA Library System] Annual Meeting [Virtual Appearance]-- 12/4/20
    • 9-10:15 am [Eastern]: #OwnVoices for All Readers: Incorporating EDI Values into Readers’ Advisory Service
    • 11 am- 12 pm [Eastern]: Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town


  • PCI Webinar: January 27, 2020
    • 2020  Readers'  Advisory Year in Review
  • Reaching Forward  South: April 16, 2021
    • Multiple presentations throughout the day
  • Rendez-vous des bibliothèques publiques du Québec: September 16-17, 2021 at the Gesù in Montreal
    • Keynote to open the session on 9/18/21
    • RA Rethink: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader
    • Conference Details here

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