Readers Advisory belongs in every library, no matter its budget. The implementation of this vital service is the responsibility of every staff member– from pages to directors, from those behind the scenes to the ones on the front lines. This program will remove the mystery behind providing great RA service.
Using her “Ten Rules of Basic RA Service” as a guide, Becky Spratford will use your own love of your favorite books to show you how to help any patron find their next great read. It’s not as hard as you think. But more importantly, you will learn why a staff that can harness the power of sharing a great read will become a stronger team and improve service to all patrons.
Original broadcast February 28, 2019
Biography ~ Becky Spratford
Becky Spratford is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All, and it’s evil twin, RA for All Horror, and is on the Steering Committee of the Adult Reading Round Table. You can connect with Becky on Twitter @RAforAll.