Back to the Book II
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 06, 2001
9:30 AM-4 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, Ohio
$55 CAMLS Members
$55 Affiliate libraries
$100 Non-members

Fee includes lunch and materials

Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Limit: 100
The popular Back to the Book workshop returns with a focus on the Readers’ Advisory Interview, a review of Readers’ Advisory Resources, and an overview of a common and not-so-common genre. There will also be a segment on Book Discussion Groups that will emphasize a breadth of discussion possibilities including poetry. Practical information will be presented on choosing discussion materials, formulating stimulating questions, and leading a successful discussion session. You will experience best practices at work during a sample book discussion. The day will also include a look at the State Library’s Let’s Talk About It series.

Join your colleagues from CAMLS and NOLA for an information-packed workshop!

Note: In preparation for the mock book discussion, please read the following short story: O’Brien, Tim, “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” in The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990, pp. 99-126.

Intended Audience
All public service staff
Course Content
Keynote: Cindy Orr will address:
  • Recent unprecedented changes in the publishing industry
  • Exciting new national trends in readers' advisory service with practitioners and professors collaborating on research
  • News about changing book formats like ebooks
  • A report from the 2001 BookExpo America, North America's premier event for booksellers and publishers.
Topics of Discussion
  • The Readers’ Advisory Interview and Readers’ Advisory Resources: A. Issac Pulver
  • Genres Mystery: James McPeak
  • Literary Fiction: A. Issac Pulver
  • Book Discussion Groups: Claud Robison and Charla Coatoam
  • Let’s Talk About It: Jay Burton
Cynthia Orr, Cleveland Public Library
Claud Robison, Mayfield Regional Library
Charla Coatoam, Mayfield Regional Library
Jay Burton, State Library of Ohio
A. Issac Pulver, Cleveland Public Library
James McPeak, Mayfield Regional Library