According to Library Journal, mysteries are the most circulated genre of fiction in public libraries. Chances are, your patrons are clamoring for them. Sisters in Crime, a national organization of mystery writers, can help you. Cari Dubiel is the Library Liaison to SinC, and she will talk about how to get those mysteries flying off the shelves. Author and librarian Amanda Flower will also join us to talk about how Sisters in Crime has helped her succeed.
- Learn about the different subgenres of mysteries and how to recommend them
- Find out about the resources available to them through Sisters in Crime, including new titles to suggest
- Have the opportunity to ask questions about the writing life
Original broadcast April 12, 2106
Cari Dubiel ~ Biography
Cari Dubiel is the co-host of the ABC Book Reviews Podcast, a popular online program that was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a best book podcast. Cari has worked in public libraries for over 15 years, doing everything from student page to her most current role as computer services manager at the Twinsburg Public Library.
Amanda Flower ~ Biography
Amanda Flower is the USA Today bestselling author of several different mystery series, including the Agatha-nominated Andi Boggs series for middle grade readers. Her latest release, Crime and Poetry, is out in April. She is also an Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Hudson Library and Historical Society.
Satisfying the Reader’s Advisory needs for patrons of all ages who enjoy Young Adult literature can be very challenging! And keeping up with new releases and trends can almost seem impossible.
In this interactive and fun webinar, participants will learn specific methods for advising readers of young adult literature, including questions to ask, approaches for readers of different ages, and the best resources to have on hand.
Original broadcast December 9, 2016
Instructor Bio ~ Eden Grey
Eden J. Rassette is the Teen Services Librarian at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library. She believes she has the best job in the world, and brags about her teens to anyone who will listen. You can find her reading, writing, and blogging online @edynjean
Wizards, Time Lords, dragons and angels….just some of the characters your patrons love. Stepping into the “geek” world can be overwhelming, and there just isn’t enough time to learn about all the various fandoms. But this is where your patrons, especially youth are at.
Learn how to engage your patrons, and the shift from a consumer to a creator culture in the geek community. And find some new favorite communities along the way.
Participants will learn about:
- The current top trends in the geek community
- Where to find out about what is popular
- Programming ideas for the geek culture
Original broadcast May 28, 2015
Instructor Bio ~ Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie is a Senior Librarian with Salt Lake County Library Services. She has run a teen anime club for the last seven years, and frequently uses graphic novels in programming. Carrie also was the creator and lead behind two large events, ToshoCON a teen anime convention, and a Harry Potter Yule Ball, both of which have engaged thousands of teens in the community since 2013. Carrie has trained on geek culture and graphic novels with various organizations, including most recently Salt Lake Comic CON.
This informative webinar program focuses on how to help readers of Speculative Fiction, a broad category that encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and horror that is often a mystery to library staff who may not read in those genres.
This session will feature book talks of fiction across the speculative fiction spectrum highlighting appeal factors and read-a-likes.
After this webinar participants will:
- Have an understanding of the unique attributes of different speculative fiction genres
- Be familiar with a few titles in each category
- Know resources to use for finding titles in each of the speculative fiction genres
- Be familiar with major authors in the genres
Original broadcast December 16, 2014
Diana Tixier Herald ~ Biography
Di’s six-word memoir is “Read to live. Live to read.” Books and libraries became her best friends when, as a child, she changed schools 13 times. Before earning her Master’s degree in Librarianship and Information Management she was a library volunteer, clerk, paraprofessional, and a bookseller. She’s worked in public, academic, school, and special libraries but her passion is public libraries.
She is the series editor of the Genreflecting series from Libraries Unlimited/ABC-Clio and is the author of several books on genre fiction for reader’s advisors including Genreflecting, Teen Genreflecting, Fluent in Fantasy, and Strictly Science Fiction. She has presented on reader’s advisory and genre fiction at conferences in three countries and at many national library and genre conferences. Di is currently the Program & Outreach manager at Delta County Libraries in western Colorado.