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Monday, April 30, 2018

Hardboiled Is Not Only An Egg: And Other Tips For Genre Readers’ Advisory-- Via LibraryLink NJ

Last week, my colleagues Robin Bradford and Stephanie Anderson presented a webinar to NJ librarians on helping readers of some of the most popular genres. I asked LibraryLink NJ for permission to cross post it here and they agreed. Thank you to all for allowing me to share this wonderful presentation with even more people. 

Below I have posted all of the information and the links for the slides, handout, and even the video are embedded, but just in case there are technical difficulties, you can click here to pull up the entire page.

I highly suggest you take some time this week to view this webinar. I already did over the weekend.

Thank you again to all involved.

Event Information


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Instructor/Presenter(s):  Robin Bradford  


Event Type:

Continuing Education - Webinar

Collection Development
Customer Service
Professional/Personal Development
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All library staff who provide readers' advisory to adult readers

Many people who work in libraries are hesitant about suggesting titles to patrons in genres they don’t read. And no wonder - with a multitude of subgenres and thousands of new titles per year, it can be hard to know where to start! In this webinar, we’ll share a set of tools you can use to decipher a wide variety of popular genres that reach adult readers in every community. We’ll discuss historical romance, contemporary romance, crime fiction, true crime, science fiction, and fantasy. In addition to providing a list of popular titles and authors in each genre, we’ll decode cover art and use appeal factors to uncover crossover titles. We’ll also share advice on how to approach the RA conversation around genre fiction, including using TV & movie preferences to reach a wide variety of potential readers, including adults who are returning to the reading life.
After participating in this webinar, library staff will be able to:
  • Guide readers in conversations about historical romance, contemporary romance, crime fiction, true crime, science fiction, and fantasy
  • Relate TV & movie readers’ advisory to print RA
  • Suggest genre titles confidently, even if they haven’t read them

1 comment:

ilefkowitz said...

I listened to this webinar live and it was really good. I consider myself pretty well versed in RA but I still learned a lot from the webinar and got some great ideas! Thank you!