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 2.19]

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 2019 rates are as follows; however, the are negotiable:
  • Virtual: Rates begin at $300 
  • Local [does not require an overnight stay]: Rates begin at $750
  • Travel [requires an overnight stay but I can drive]: Rates begin at $1300
  • Travel [requires an overnight night stay and air travel]: Rates begin at $2000
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.

  • Horror RA Webinar: Missouri State Library
  • Antioch Public Library Staff Inservice Day: November 9, 2018
  • La Grange Public Library: December 5, 2018 
    • Afternoon training while closed for a renovation
    • Full transparency- I am a Trustee for this library and am receiving zero compensation. This is a full donation of my services.
    • Programs: RA for All and Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town 
  • Ela Area Public Library: Half Day RA Training: December 7, 2018
    • Programs: RA for All and Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town 

  • Utah State Library Webinbars
    • Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town-- 1/15/19
    • RA Rething: Merchandising and Upselling-- 2/12/19
    • Recharge Your Book Club-- 3/12/19
  • North Country Library System: Webinar 1/24/19
    • RA for All: The Webinar 2/28/19
      • Webinar for PCI: Live for FL only; recording available to many after the 17th.
    • High Plains [CO] Library District 3/8/19
      • All Staff Day virtual Booktalking session
    • Peoria Area RSA Day 3/20/19
      • Multiple sessions including Keynote
    • Spartanburg County [SC] Public Libraries 4/9/19
      • Full day of targeted staff training 
    • Reaching Forward Library Conference: 5/3/19
      • Exhibitor and possible presenter
    • Erie, PA:  5/16/19
      • Full day of regional training
    • ALA Annual Conference: Washington, DC June 20-25, 2019
    • Lincoln [NE] Public Library Staff Day: September 20, 2019
    • ARRTCon-- Naperville Public Library 95th St Branch: November 14, 2019

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