Thursday, February 11th, @ 2PM EST
Lone Stars: The New National Readers' Advisory Initiative  
One-hour webinar - FREE 
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1

Loan Stars is the new readers’ advisory service that allows library staff across Canada to collaboratively select their favourite forthcoming titles. Using CataList, the online catalogue tool available free to libraries, library staff can nominate their favourite picks, the most popular of which will be marketed to libraries and library users alike.

Learn more about how the service works, how you can get involved, and how you can help promote it.

Key outcomes:
•  You will be provided the opportunity to contribute to a service that collectively promotes library RA skills at a national level
•   You will be provided the opportunity to take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort between libraries, publishers, vendors and service providers.
•  You will receive and introduction to Catalist, a free collection development tool available from Booknet Canada
•  You will receive and introduction to Net Galley, a free digital advanced reader copy service that allows library staff to read books before their publication date

Michael Ciccone has held management and administrative positions related to collection development for close to 20 years. He is currently the Executive Director for the Centre for Equitable Library Access, a member of the eBound Canada Board and the co-chair of the Loan Stars Steering Committee.  

Pamela Millar is the Director of Customer Relations at BookNet Canada where she heads up research initiatives and library projects, and works with publishers and distributors from all across Canada. Before BookNet Canada, Pamela held a number of diverse roles including law librarian, information architect, and instructor for the University of Toronto. She is the co-chair of the Loan Stars Steering Committee.  

Tarah Theoret is the Community Manager at NetGalley, an innovative and easy-to-use online service and connection point for book publishers and readers of influence. Prior to joining NetGalley, Tarah worked in marketing at Penguin Young Readers Group where she worked on YA and Middle Grade campaigns for authors such as John Green, Richelle Mead, and John Flanagan.

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