RA FOR ALL...THE ROAD SHOW!

I can come to your library, book club meeting, or conference to talk about how to help your readers find their next good read. Click here for more information including RA for All's EDI Statement.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations [Updated April 2022]

In the spirit of being green, this page will house links to my recent presentations, allowing attendees access without having to print copies for everyone. Presentations will  be up for at least 6 months.  If you have attended one of my presentations and want access to slides and handouts that are not posted here, please contact me (bspratford@hotmail.com) or leave a comment on this page.

My general 2022 rates are as follows:
  • Virtual: Rates begin at $350 for a 60-90 min webinar and go up to $1,000 for full day, interactive options. Contact me to craft your plan and figure out pricing. Discounts available when you schedule 3 or more in one calendar year. Virtual multi-month training programs with "homework" are also available
  • Local [does not require an overnight stay]: Rates begin at $800
  • Travel [requires an overnight stay but I can drive]: Rates begin at $1500 
  • Travel [requires an overnight night stay and air travel]: Rates begin at $2000 
  • Consulting-Virtual [you get to pick my brain officially]: Rates begin at $100/hr
    • If you have hired me to present, I provide free consulting before and for up to 6 months after.
These rates do not include my travel costs. Those are billed out for exact costs with an invoice; however, I do provide a not to exceed dollar amount for travel for your budgeting purposes.

Also, please note that by hiring RA for All all parties must agree to this Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Mission Statement:
RA for All’s programs are crafted and delivered with the understanding that increasing the collection, discovery, and circulation of titles written by marginalized voices in all public libraries is not a trend. It is a requirement. By contracting with RA for All, library organizations must take the position that libraries are not neutral, and understand that the goal is to become an anti-racist library, an organization that does the work to begin actively breaking down the walls of the systemic oppression of marginalized view points, walls which have been built over centuries but cannot be allowed to stand any longer. This work is not easy and will be uncomfortable at times, but getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is part of this process. RA for All is committed to helping you craft an actionable plan to begin this important journey.   

 

2021
  • New Hampshire Library Association: READS Day of Learning, October 8, 2021
  • PCI Webinars: October 13, 2021
    • Recharge Your Book Club
    • Wednesday, October 13th 12:30-1:30 eastern
    • Side access here
  • Chicago Public Library: Feel the Fear: A Horror Roundtable Discussion: October 27, 2021 6-7pm Central
    • Featuring Stephen Graham Jones, Alma Katsu, and Hailey Piper and moderated by me
    • Announcing the Summer Scares 2022 Spokesperson LIVE
    • Free and streaming live to any and all.
    • Details are at this link.
  • South Carolina State Library: Training with Robin Bradford, November 2 and 3, 2021
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Live Discussions 
      • On dates above
  • Radnor Memorial Library [PA]: November 2, 2021 6-7:30 eastern/5-6:30 central
  • Manlius [NY] Library: November 5, 2021, Virtual, 10-12 Eastern/ 9-11 Central

  • Lower Merion [PA] Library System: November 11, 2021, 2 Virtual Programs in PM

  • IL Heartland Library System Member Day: November 18, 2021
    • The Secrets of Stellar Readers' Advisory Service: 2021 Renovation Edition

  • Berks County PA: December 3, 2021 with Robin Bradford 
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers 
    • 2 hour version- 11am-1pm eastern


2022

  • Pierce County [WA] Library: Monthly virtual training: Jan-April with learning extensions between sessions
    • January: RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader 
    • February: Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town
    • March: Demystifying Genre
    • April: Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers
  • North Central Library District [PA]: Monthly virtual training January-March
  • Library System of Lancaster [PA] County: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 2:30pm-4pm Eastern/1:30pm-3pm Central
  • Douglas County Public Library: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 9am-11am Pacific/11am-12:30pm Central
  • NJ Library Cooperative [Coordinator]: January 21, 2022
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers with Robin Bradford
    • Live presentation and Q & A 11-1 eastern/10-12 Central/8-10 Pacific
  • New Hampshire State Library, Center for the Book: January 25, 2022, 1-3pm eastern
  • PCI Webinars: Readers Advisory Year in Review
  • St Paul's School Library Staff Training: February 7, 2022
    • Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader
    • 1:30-3:30 eastern/12:30-2:30 central
    • Slide access here
  • Bourbonnais [IL] Public Library: Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers w/Robin Bradford
    • Pre-recorded learning for staff and trustees in January
    • Live Q&A session with Becky, Robin, and staff: February 25, 2022
    • Live Q&A session with Becky and trustees: February 28, 2022
  • Ela Area Public Library [IL]: In person, staff day: March 4, 2022
    • All Staff: RA for All Flip the Script and Think Like A Reader [Slides]
    • Breakout session: Demystifying Genre [Slides]
    • I will also be participating in a Book Buzz
  • Library Journal Online Workshop: How to Build Diverse Collections: March 8, 2022
  • Peabody Institute Library [MA]: March 21, 2022
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Library Readers
    • Presentation and Live Q&A [2 hours]
    • Slide access here
  • PLA Pre-Conference: Portland, OR, March 22, 2022 2-5 pm [Currently in person]
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers LIVE with Robin Bradford, Alene Moroni, and author Alma Katsu
    • Lecture, Action Steps, Real Life Examples, Hands-On Exercises, and Conversation
    • Recap with links to slides
  • Metropolitan New York Library Council: March 28, April 11, and April 25, 2022
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Library Readers: 3 sessions
    • 3/28: Robin presents Collection Development portion
    • 4/11: Becky presents Readers' Advisory portion
    • 4/25: Robin and Becky appear to take questions and lead a discussion
  • Tamarack [MI] District Library: Full Day In-Person RA Staff Day, April 4, 2022
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader [slides]
    • Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town [slides]
    • Demystifying Genre [slides]
    • Extended book conversation and speed reading for appeal exercises thoughout the day
  • Manitowoc-Calumet [WI] Library System: Full Day In-Person Staff Day, April 29, 2022
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader [slides]
    • Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town [slides]
    • Demystifying Genre [slides]
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers w/ Q&A [slides]
  • South Central [WI] Library System: 3 Months of Virtual Training
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader 
      • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 1-2:30pm Central
      • Slide access here
    • Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town
      • Tuesday June 14, 2022 from 10:30-12
      • Slide access here
    • Demystifying Genre
      • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 1-2:30 Central
      • Slide access here
  • Southern Tier [NY] Library System: Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers w/Robin Bradford
    • Pre-recorded learning for staff in April and May
    • Live Q&A session with Becky, Robin, and staff: June 13, 2022 from 11-12:30 Eastern/10-11:30 Central/8-9:30 Pacific
  • Wisconsin Trustee Training Week: Monday August 22, 2022 from 12-1 Central [Virtual]
    • Materials Challenges and Your Library from the Trustee Table
    • Slide access here
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Library System: Back to the Book all day event
    • Thursday October 27, 2022
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, OH
    • Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town [Slides]
    • Bringing Readers Back to the Building: Book Based In-Person Events Beyond Community Reads [Slides]
    • Horror Readers' Advisory" How to Help Your Scariest Patrons [Slides]

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