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Advising Readers of Young Adult Literature: An Interactive Webinar Program

Advising Readers of Young Adult Literature: An Interactive Webinar Program

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.

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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

Geek Out @ Your Library

Geek Out @ Your Library

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.

Reader’s Advisory in the Digital Age

Reader’s Advisory in the Digital Age

Summer reading is on the horizon, and library users are looking for their next great book. Chances are, many of them are going to find it online. How do we as librarians connect our physical presence to those resources, as well our own online presences? Participants will discover the ways readers find books, learn about popular reading websites and apps, and find new ways to be a part of the reading relationship with your customers.

Presenters: Beth Hatch and Cari Dubiel
Beth Hatch
Beth Hatch is the Virtual Services Manager for Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. Her fondest memories were of her father reading stories to her at night as a child, which translated into a boundless love for audiobooks. The most exciting moment in her life was seeing Neil Gaiman in Cleveland and hearing him read an excerpt from The Graveyard Book. She’s been working in libraries for over ten years, and loves podcasting as a way to spread a little library love to the world.

Cari Dubiel
Cari Dubiel is the Computer Services Manager for Twinsburg Public Library. She has a bachelor’s in English and creative writing from Hiram College and a master’s in library science from Kent State University. Cari has been reading since she was 2 years old and isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon. Her freelance writing has appeared in various places on the web, including her own site, caridubiel.com. She is also an avid gamer and bassoon player.

Originally broadcast 05/21/2014

Reader’s Advisory: All About Genres

Reader’s Advisory: All About Genres

Genres are a major factor in how readers pick what they want to read. It is important for library staff to speak the language of genre to help put people together with the books that will connect with people. Knowing the trends, hot books, and top authors in currently popular genres and how to book-talk them helps us provide better service to our patrons.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Be familiar with recent titles and prominent authors in five popular genres
  • Have a toolbox of resources for staying current with genre fiction
  • Know where to find information for different genres
  • Be able to identify and describe traits of three subgenres

 

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 GenreflectingTeen GenreflectingFluent 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.

Originally broadcast 05/20/2014

Getting Started with Reader’s Advisory

Getting Started with Reader’s Advisory

Putting people together with the books they really want to read may be the best win-win situation in public libraries. It is how libraries can show we are a discovery service not merely a delivery service.

Learn the whys and how’s of Reader’s Advisory with practical ideas you can immediately put into practice.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Understand what is meant by both direct and indirect reader’s advisory
  • Have a lexicon of terms to talk about books with readers
  • Know how to start a dialog to help readers discover what they want
  • Be able to identify resources to help them put people and story together
  • Have tools to help with both direct and indirect reader’s advisory

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 GenreflectingTeen GenreflectingFluent 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.

Originally broadcast 05/13/2014

New Trends in Reader’s Advisory

New Trends in Reader’s Advisory

Genres and popular interests in Reader’s Advisory continue to evolve. Publishing trends, reflecting reading interests, clearly demonstrate this constant change. But what changes should you be making to your Reader’s Advisory program…if any?

In this fun and interactive webinar program we’ll look at new trends in running a Reader’s Advisory program and participants will be asked to share their favorite titles.  We’ll also take a look at the hottest titles in Reader’s Advisory in 2014. 

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.

Her areas of expertise include reader’s advisory, collection development, technology, strategic planning, event planning, and continuing education for adults.

Originally broadcast 04/22/2014