Back to the Book III
Date & Time
Tuesday, August 06, 2002
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn - Twinsburg

8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, OH
Register Below:

CEU Credits:5
Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Limit: 150
Registered Now: 30
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
  • This is a CAMLS/NOLA co-sponsored event.

Intended Audience
Reference librarians and paraprofessionals
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
Catherine Ross
is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She teaches reference, interpersonal communication, and genres of fiction in the graduate program of Library and Information Science. She is co-author of Communicating Professionally (Neal-Schuman, 2nd ed. 1998) and Conducting the Reference Interview (Neal-Schuman, forthcoming 2002). Her current research is on readers who read for pleasure.
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.