Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Back to the Book III
Tuesday, August 06, 2002
9:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn - Twinsburg

8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, OH

$60 CAMLS Members
$70 Affiliate Members
$100 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Limit: 150
Registered Now: 93
Contact Hours: 5

Fee includes lunch and materials

Successful readers'''' advisory work happily ends with the pairing of readers with books they truly want to read. This workshop emphasizes three key elements of the readers'''' advisory transaction: Readers: how readers choose books; interviewing skills to find out from readers what they look for in a good book Books: an awareness of the genres of fiction that account for a large proportion of pleasure-reading Matching and Alerting Functions: readers'''' advisory techniques such as displays, booklists, shelving, and especially booktalking

Key Takeaways

  • Become more aware of current research on reading for pleasure and its applications to readers'''' advisory service
  • Understand what factors influence readers'''' preferences in reading for pleasure
  • Be introduced to the genre of spy fiction as an example of how to make use of the appeal characteristics of particular genres in order to understand readers'''' preferences
  • Learn and practice interview skills for the readers'''' advisory interview
  • Get some great tips on ways to help readers choose books through displays, booklists and shelving
  • Use your own personal reading interests and experience as an asset in readers'''' advisory work
Audience: Reference librarians and paraprofessionals
Nancy Pearl
is the executive director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library, where she develops programs directed at encouraging the public to explore literature of all varieties. Her groundbreaking, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,inspired the Cleveland North Coast Neighbors Share a Book program. Formerly a children’s librarian and collection-development specialist, she also spent nearly ten years working in retail book sales, developing a sense for suiting a book to a reader. Nancy has master's degrees in history and library science and teaches in the graduate program at the University of Washington School of Information.

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"Reading in the Digital Age" by Catherine Sheldrick Ross