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 October 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.   


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
  • 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 
    • Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town
    • Demystifying Genre
  • Lynnfield [MA] Public Library: June 3, 2022 [Virtual]
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers with time for Q and A [Becky only]
  • Vaughan Public Libraries [Ontario]: June 7, 2022 [Virtual]
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers with time for Q and A [Becky only]
  • 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
  • Tewksbury [MA] Public Library: Virtual
    • July 21, 2022, 9:15-10:45am EST/8:15-10:45am CST
    • Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers [Becky only]
  • Monroe [WI] Public Library: Virtual
    • July 22, 2022, 9-10:30 Central
    • RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like A Reader
  • New Jersey LibraryLink's Summer Book Bash: August 10, 2022, 3-4pm Eastern
    • Virtual Event with Summer Scares Authors: Grady Hendrix, Stephen Graham Jones, Kelly McWilliams, and Aliza Lane
    • FREE but for NJ Library workers only
    • Register here
  • New Jersey LibraryLink: September 7, 2022 from 10:30-Noon Eastern/ 9:30- 11 Central [Virtual]
  • Naperville [IL] Public Library Staff Day: September 16, 2022 [virtual]
    • Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town [slides]
    • Demystifying Genre [slides]
  • DELAYED!!!!Queens [NY] Public Library: Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers w/Robin
    • Tuesday, September 13, 2022: Show Robin’s Pre-Recorded Program [focused on collections]
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022: Show Becky’s Pre-Recorded Program [focused on RA]
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022: Live Q&A with Robin and Becky
      • 11-12 Eastern/10-11 Central/ 8-9 Pacific
  • Missouri Library Association Annual Conference: In-Person
    • September 28, 2022: Half-Day Preconference: 9am-12pm, Sponsored by LibraryReads.
      • 9-10:30: RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader [Slides]
      • 10:45-Noon: Booktalk Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town [Slides]
    • September 29, 2022: 2 programs
      • 9am-10:45am: Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers w/ discussion time included. [Slides]
      • 11-11:45: Horror RA: Hew to Help Your Scariest Patrons [Slides]
        • with Konrad Stump and Yaika Sabat
        • Sponsored by NoveList
  • ILA Annual Conference: October 18-20; in person
    • 10/18, 2:45-5: Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers
      • 2 back to back sessions
      • With Robin Bradford
    • 10/20, 9-10am: Get On Board: Encouraging Library Workers to Run for Local Library and School Board
    • I will be at the conference the entire time
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Library System: Back to the Book all day event
    • In person: Thursday October 27, 2022
    • Register here
    • 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]
2023
  • North Country [NY] Library System: Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers w/ Robin
    • Pre-recorded learning for staff in January
    • Live Q&A session with Becky, Robin, and staff: Friday, February 17, 2023 from 1-3 Eastern/12-2 Central/10-12 Pacific
  • Kent District [MI] Library: Monthly virtual training: Jan-April with learning extensions between sessions
    • January: RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader 
      • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 10-11:30am Eastern and Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 2-3:30pm Eastern

      • Follows my 10 Rules of Basic RA Service
      • Slide Access here
    • February: Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town
      • Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 10-11:30am Eastern and Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 2-3:30pm Eastern

      • Slide access here
    • March: Demystifying Genre
      • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 10-11:30am Eastern and Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 2-3:30pm Eastern
      • Slide access here
    • April: Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers
      • Thursday April 13, 2023 10-11:30am Eastern and Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 2-3:30pm Eastern
      • Slide access here

  • Kent District [MI] Library: Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers w/Robin
    • Two Live Sessions: 1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of questions
    • Thursday, September 21, 2023
      • 10am-12pm Eastern/9am-11am Central/7am-10am Pacific
      • 2pm-4pm Eastern/1pm-3pm Central/11am-1pm Pacific

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