Your webinar will be held on June 22, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET.
Within 7 days, the recording of this session will be available in our On Demand section.
Even though we can meet in person now, online book discussions are a great way to reach library users who can’t or don’t have time to come in to the library. In this webinar, you will learn about the pluses and minuses of different online platforms, best practices for hosting and moderating book discussions, and where to find to resources for book groups. We will also take a look at some fun and creative ideas to refresh your group and keep readers coming back. Attendees are encouraged to share ideas and join the discussion about what’s worked and what hasn’t in their online book clubs.
Presenter: Kira Smith is a Virtual Reference Specialist for Florida’s Ask A Librarian service. She also coordinates the statewide delivery service which provides pickup and delivery of interlibrary loan materials among over 200 libraries through Florida. Recently, she served as researcher for the book, “Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction”. She has Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Education from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Tulane University. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She enjoys teaching, technology and travel.