I am reposting this both because I want to make sure people saw it and because I am off to pick up my son from camp today.
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Today I am ecstatic to announce a brand new course from Learn with NoveList entitled, "The Art and Practice of Providing Outstanding Reading Recommendations."
*️⃣ This course is for anyone who is a practitioner of readers’ advisory, or RA. Connecting readers with books they love is a core library service. But talking with readers about their tastes, and then trying to match those readers to books is a lot harder than it sounds.
*️⃣ In this course, you’ll learn how to navigate common scenarios librarians face when working with readers. You’ll learn techniques from library staff working in the field, who share how they handle situations that can stump librarians. You will also learn how to find and use the best tools and resources available to you, including the NoveList database. And you'll learn how to evaluate whether your readers’ advisory services are making an impact. When you have finished taking this course, you will have the training and the confidence to work with readers in a variety of different scenarios. You'll be more confident in your ability to respond to reader requests.
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*️⃣ Here are the core skills you will learn in this course:
- How to master common situations and conversations when working with readers using tips the readers’ advisory experts have learned from years of experience.
- How to position your library as the primary source of trusted reading recommendations by engaging readers inside and outside of the physical library space.
- The tools and resources that library staff can use to ensure their reading suggestions are engaging, inclusive, and serve the needs of all readers.
- The importance of measuring and advocating for your readers’ advisory services.
*️⃣ Course format:
You have 24/7 access to this course, and it can be completed at your own pace. This course offers four broad lessons with multiple small units in them. Lectures are presented in video format and include closed captions. You will have automatic graded quizzes and assignments to assess your learning level, but there is no final class grade. Complete each lesson to receive your course completion certificate.
*️⃣ Course instructor:
Halle Eisenman leads the Editorial Content Team of NoveList which oversees the creation of the lists, articles, NextReads newsletter, and read-alike recommendations. Prior to that, Halle spent a dozen years working for a public library system. Halle teaches courses on readers' advisory.
This course also includes advice from readers’ advisory experts including:
- Abby Hargreaves, a Teen Services Librarian in Washington, DC.
- Barry Trott, an Adult Services Consultant at the Library of Virginia.
- Becky Spratford [MLIS], a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up.
- Helen Sharma, a school library media coordinator in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Jennifer Lohmann, a librarian, and a marketer.
- Kate Fais, a Senior Young Adult Librarian at the Bloomingdale Library.
- Michelle Morris, a Collection Development Librarian at Fort Worth Public Library.
- Rebecca Vnuk, the Executive Director of LibraryReads.
- Susen Shi, a Young Adult Librarian at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (NYPL).
As you can clearly see, I am a part of the class providing content and expertise. But, I also took the class as a participant when it was in draft form and I can tell you with 100% confidence that it is worth your time and money. Look, I am one of the country's leading RA expiters and I learned something from this course. More than something, I learned 5 new things and was reminded of a few other things I haven't been doing and had forgotten about. And I cannot stress enough how useful the expert NoveList searching advice was. I had forgotten a few of the tips and didn't know a few others. Look, if it was good enough for me, I know you can learn from it.
The course is $249 for 1 person, although firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, because I lent my expertise to them, NoveList has created a coupon code for me to share with all of you. The code ExpertRA will get you 20 percent off the course. The coupon expires October 31, 2022.
This course is a great deal. For ex, it is more compressive than my basic classes and costs a lot less than bringing me out there to train you. I know I cannot physically get to all of you and was happy to offer my services to help NoveList help more of you. I stand behind this product, proudly.
Learn with NoveList is just getting started as well. You can click here to see all of the current courses. But, and this is BREAKING NEWS..... there are new classes coming soon. I know this for a fact because Robin and I have started working on a course and I am SUPER excited about it. News on that is coming in September, but for now, I would highly suggest taking advantage of this offer to try this course for 20% off. Again click here and use the coupon code: ExpertRA.
You will see me on a video giving live advice and also see a lot of the information I give in my trainings used here in this course, yes, but you also get the advice of others. It is a great deal. I hope you take advantage of it.