Later today I will be attending the live Crash Course in Adventure Stories and Westerns. I think there is still time to sign up, but even if there is not, I wanted to use today's post to remind you that ALL of the Crash Courses are always available for FREE with this link.
Below is my post from last month when this Crash Course was first announced.
Please take some time to view this one and the others. They really are the best way to get up to speed on the reading interest areas these hour long sessions cover. You will get everything you need to know and many titles to read yourself or share with your patrons immediately.
There is NO BETTER use of your time as someone who serves leisure readers than watching these Crash Courses. When I talk about how reading about books can be more useful than reading all the books, these Crash Courses are exactly what I am referring to. Yes, I know there are "watching" about books, but it is the same thing.
If you want to join today live, details are below.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022
New NoveList and Library Reads FREE Crash Course: Adventure Stories and Westerns
I love the Crash Courses in general, but I am especially excited for this one. Why? Because Adventure and Westerns are more popular than most of us think. We need to aware of the trends and huge changes in these genres.
Formerly white, male centric, these genres have undergone a huge transformation and chances are you have missed it.
Sign up for this today. Remember that you don't have to attend live. If you sign up, they will send you the recording. Also all of the Crash Course recordings are available on one page, always.
Here are all of the details via NoveList:
Webinar: Crash Course in Adventure Stories & Westerns
Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with Adventure Stories and Westerns? Whether your readers are fans of a fast-paced, action-packed quest to save the world or a sweeping tale of survival on the frontier, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best Adventure Stories and Westerns have to offer your readers.
Join as they cover:
- Why readers choose Adventure Stories and Westerns
- History of the Adventure Stories and Westerns genres
- Classics, new titles and authors to watch, and trends to know
- Subgenres and crossovers
- NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more
We welcome anyone interested to stay for an additional 15-minute training to share search strategy tips and learn where to access genre-related information in NoveList.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 2-3 pm ET
Optional NoveList training from 3-3:15 pm ET
Click on the orange box below [or here] to register
Jessica Trotter is an archivist by training but now works as a Collection Development Specialist for Capital Area District Libraries in Lansing, Michigan. She also works as Digital Selector for the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services OverDrive Consortium, serves on the Board for LibraryReads, and advocates for thoughtful and inclusive Readers’ Advisory. She presents regularly on Collections Maintenance, Readers’ Advisory, and Genealogy topics.
David Wright is a Reader Services librarian at the Seattle Public Library’s landmark downtown branch, where he counsels readers in person and online, as well as presenting the library’s popular Thrilling Tales storytime for adults, in person and via podcast. A founding member of LibraryReads and an erstwhile Readers' Advisory instructor at the University of Washington, he currently explores reprints and revivals as editor of Library Journal’s Classic Returns column, and reviews audiobooks for The Seattle Times. He misses you all terribly, whoever you are, and hopes we can all go out for drinks real soon.
Moderator Halle Eisenman leads the Content Team which oversees the creation of the lists, articles, NextReads newsletters, and read-alike recommendations. Prior to working at NoveList, she spent a dozen years working for a public library system in a variety of roles, but no matter what her job title, her favorite part of any day was suggesting books to patrons. When not at work, Halle can often be found walking her dogs (they get lots of exercise when she’s listening to a particularly riveting audiobook), binge-watching TV shows aimed at teenagers, baking, or sitting on her back porch with a book.
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