One of the best things about going out to train library staff all over the country is that I get to see all of the great things these libraries are doing and then share it with all of you.
Recently, on my trip to the Nashville area, I met Brittney, a Branch Supervisor in the Rutherford County Library System. She is part of a team who have started the blog RCLS Reads.
On the blog they provide reviews and booklists but also, staff talk about their own reading, what they enjoy and how they find titles. I particularly liked this post on how one staff member pushed through her “Reader’s Block.” It was relatable to patrons, but it also was instructive to other staff illustrating how they can work with patrons to identify new reading options using a real life example.
Recently, they began a series of posts highlighting genre fiction that centers on marginalized peoples and perspectives. They began with Speculative Fiction.
Below is the first post, but you can read more here.
I think RCLS Reads is a great example of what a group of library staff can create by working together. They are helping readers find good reads, but they are also helping each other.
Thanks for sharing Brittney. And if you have something happening at your library that you want to share, contact me.
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