Today is the final day of the ILA Annual Conference and I am sponsoring your coffee today!
I am also presenting twice. Below are the details on my panels with links to all of the slides, both mine and my fellow presenters. Access is for anyone, anywhere, at any time.
My first program is from 9am-10am, with two library colleagues and mystery author Tracy Clark. It is entitled, "Flip the Readers' Advisory Script: Think Like a Reader:"
Quit worrying about finding the perfect book for your patrons! Recover the joy of spring books with readers by going back to your own roots as a book lover. Join three librarians and one author who have found fun ways to craft and maintain inviting, diverse, and inclusive collections. Think less like a library worker and more like the joyful reader hiding inside you. When you engage your readers on their terms, you'll not only increase your circulation, but also revitalize you own enthusiasm!I am presenting for the first 10-12 minutes and I will be interview Ms Clark to conclude the session. This one is going to be a lot of fun because we all get to focus on ourselves as readers!
We have organized a book sale and signing with Ms Clark immediately after the panel too, so stick around and get some awesome Chicago mysteries for your collections before heading to your next session.
Click here for the full details, including all presenters, our room assignment, and the links to everyone's slides and/or handouts.
Then later in the day, from 3-4pm, I will be a part of "Painless Promotion: Encouraging All Staff to Hype the Whole Library:"
Grow beyond the traditional marketing model and embrace a whole library philosophy where promotion is everyone's job. Informing the public of programs, services, and materials that will interest or help them solve a problem is at the core of what we already provide. But why do most library staff think marketing isn’t part of their job? None of these presenters are traditional marketers, but it is a part of how they serve patrons every day. Join them as they share practical tips to engage staff, inform the community, increase return on investment, and create a more positive experience for all.Click here for the full details, including all presenters, our room assignment, and the links to everyone's slides and/or handouts.