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Reader’s advisory for teens can be very challenging, due to the fact that teens often simply don’t know what they want to read or what’s available to them. Add to that the interference of a parent or guardian during a reference interview with a teen and you may never be able to get their hands on a book that they will really love.

In this webinar participants will learn practical skills for effective reader’s advisory to teens and their guardians. Participants will learn specific ways to:

  • Talk to teens about what they like
  • Remain unbiased and non-judgmental about a teen’s interests and needs
  • Recognize opportunities for informal instruction during a reference transaction
  • Address a teen directly, without the interference of a parent or guardian
  • Quickly get reading material into the hands of interested readers
  • Provide high-interest reading material to reluctant readers

Original broadcast February 12, 2015 

Eden Rassette ~ Biography
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