|Details in a previous post here|
Today’s presentations is the first in a five-part series of Booklist RA Conversations, sponsored by NoveList, which will extend through July 2018. Dates, times, and locations have not been set for the rest of the series, but you can expect me and Booklist to publicize them all as soon as the details are firmed up.
Back to today, however. Here is the general outline of what you can expect.
I am going to start the presentation with 45 minutes on the reasons why you need to stay in genre shape and how easy it is to do on your own, or with colleagues in a genre study. I will walk you through the resources, and planing process, explaining all of the pros and cons of the choices you can make along the way. We will actually take a look at how to get the most out of Booklist and NoveList as resources during the training [as long as the wifi will allow it].
Then Karen Toonen from Naperville Public Library and Marlise Schiltz from St. Charles Public Library will explain their experiences as both participants and organizers of genre studies. I hand picked these two women both for their presentation skills and their range of experience. I can assure you that there is something that applies to everyone, at any sized library, in any location [from city to rural], in their presentations.
The slides start very text heavy from me because mine are meant to also be used as your notes for the future, and then they get more fun and image heavy as you go through. We had a great time planning this program and putting it all together for you. I promise it is worth 90 minutes of your life. The price is right too...FREE.
Speaking of watching us, if you can’t make it for the Live Stream [or in person, although I hear we have a pretty good sized crowd], the video of the live event, which will include the entire presentation and slides, will go out for free in a few ways:
- Subscribers of The Corner Shelf Newsletter [it’s a free RA and Collection Development newsletter from Booklist] will see it in the September Issue. Sign up here so it will just come to your inbox like magic.
- It will be loaded onto the Booklist YouTube Channel.
- I will post both links, to the newsletter and YouTube, here on the blog when everything is available.
There is also 1 handout from Naperville Public Library via Karen.
“See” you all soon.
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