COUPON CODE!

Get $5 off your pre-order of THE READER'S ADVISORY GUIDE TO HORROR THIRD EDITION. Click here and enter RAGH21 at checkout. Works with your ALA Member Discount also.

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 June 2021]

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 2021 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.
  • 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 $75/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
  • PCI Webinars: October, November and  December 2020
  • Stand alone Horror Writers Association Librarians Day: November 2020
  • Berks County [PA] Public Libraries: Webinar Training Series
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader [Covid Edition], 11/5/20 2-3:30pm Eastern
    • Demystifying Genre, 12/1/20 10-11:30 am Eastern
  • Library Journal Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections-- Week 3 November 10, 2020
  • SEPLA [Southeast Chapter of the PA Library System] Annual Meeting [Virtual Appearance]-- 12/4/20
    • 9-10:15 am [Eastern]: #OwnVoices for All Readers: Incorporating EDI Values into Readers’ Advisory Service
    • 11 am- 12 pm [Eastern]: Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town

2021

  • PCI Webinar: January 27, 2020
    • 2020  Readers'  Advisory Year in Review
    • Slides
  • Other Duties As Assigned: Novelist Day of Learning:  February 10, 2021
  • One Book, One Community: Schaumburg Township District Library
    • Interviewing Emma Donoghue, author of Room
    • February 18, 2021, 7 pm.
    • More details here including recording access.
  • Illinois Library Association's Noon Network Career Pathways Series: March 31, 2021
  • New York Public Library Youth Services Team: April 1, 2021 10-11 Eastern
  • Ontario Library Association’s Readers Advisory Committee: RA in a Day, April 20, 2021
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations
    • Full day's program listed here.
  • Library Journal Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections: April 27, 2021
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: A Discussion
    • Open session with Robin Bradford
  • Wisconsin Valley Library Service: April 29, 2021
    • Webinar; 1-2pm Central
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader
    • Slide access here
  • Reaching Forward: May 7, 2021 [Virtual]
  • Eugene Public Library: Full staff training with Robin Bradford 5/13 and 5/18/21
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Facilitated Discussion With All Staff
  • Norwalk [IA]: Staff Training Day; May 14, 2021
  • Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference: May 17, 2021
    • 12-12:45pm eastern
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations
  • StokerCon 2021 Librarians Day: May 21, 2021
    • 10am-7pm 6 live panels [details soon]
    • $75 gets you into the entire virtual Con
    • All registrants get a $5 off coupon for my new book [can be added to your ALA member discount]
    • Full schedule details here
    • Register Here
  • Rendez-vous des bibliothèques publiques du Québec: June 9-10, 2021
  • PA Capital Region: June 16, 2021
    • 2-4 pm Eastern/ 1-3 pm Central
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader
  • Burbank [CA] Public Library: Terror Talks: A Panel on Horror
    • June 17, 2021; 7-8:30 Pacific/9-10:30 Central
    • Featuring Stephen Graham Jones, Grady Hendrix, Sarah Langan, Del Howison and me
    • FREE virtual program to any and all
    • Sign up here
  • Des Moines Public Library: Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations
  • Brandon Twp Public Library and Clarkston Independence District Library [SE MI]
    • July 9, 2021 from 9:30-11 Eastern/8:30-10 Central 
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations
    • Joint Virtual Training
    • Slide access here
  • PCI Webinars: August 2021
    • Peek Behind the Admin Curtain: Trustee Secrets All Library Staff Need To Know
      • August 5, 2021 from 2-3 Eastern/1-2 Central
      • Slide access here
    • The Secrets of Stellar Readers' Advisory Service 
      • August 11, 2021 from 2-3 Eastern/1-2 central
      • Slide access here
  • PCI Webinars: September 2021
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations
    • September 2, 2021 from 2-3 Eastern/1-2 central
      • Slide access here
    • September 8, 2021 from 2-3 Eastern/1-2 central
      • Slide access here
  • South Central Library System [WI]: September 30, 2021
    • 1-2:30 central/ 11-12:30 pacific
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Discussions 
    • Link to Becky's slides for the pre-recorded training session [coming soon]
  • New Hampshire Library Association: READS Day of Learning, October 8, 2021
    • 2 virtual presentations
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader
    • Demystifying Genre
  • ILA Annual Conference: October 12-14, 2021
    • Multiple virtual presentations accepted. Details coming soon
  • South Carolina State Library: Training with Robin Bradford , November 2 and 3, 2021
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Founations
      • pre-taped [slides when available]
    • Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Live Discussions 
      • On dates above

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