Reader's Advisory Tools and Tips

Reader's Advisory Tools and Tips
How do you conduct a successful readers' advisory interview? 

Talking about books with library patrons is the meaning of a reader's advisory conversation. This conversation is focused on determining likes and dislikes, providing reading suggestions, and more.

This webinar is presented by members of the OLA Reader's Advisory Committee and the OLA Best Bets Committee. They will present practical tools and tips to improve your reader's advisory skills for adults, teens, and children. The presenters will also share recent titles of note for each age category.

You will learn: 

1) How to conduct a reader's advisory interaction;
2) Resources for help with reader's advisory; and
3) Recent noteworthy titles you can use in your reader's advisory interactions. 

About the presenters: 

Emily Bingham has worked as a Children’s Librarian for 5 years in both Public and Special Libraries. She is currently one of two Children’s Librarians in the Mississauga Public Library System working in the Children’s Department of the Central Library. As a librarian in the Children’s department Emily spends the majority of her time providing reference and reader’s advisory to children aged 0-12 and their caregivers.
Kristen Caschera is a Public Services Librarian at London Public Library. She is the current chair of the OPLA Readers’ Advisory Committee and sits on the steering committee for the Loan Stars readers’ advisory initiative. An avid reader and book lover, Kristen is passionate about the role libraries play in providing readers’ advisory services. 

Meghan Tinmouth is a Collections Librarian specializing in Youth Material at the Hamilton Public Library. In this role, her responsibilities include selection of youth materials, Reader’s Advisory initiatives and promotion of collection maintenance. She has experience coordinating Library School Visits, School Board Outreach, and HPL’s annual Forest of Reading Celebrations. She is also the proud mom of the most energetic two year old in the world.

Neil Arsenault is a branch manager at Brampton Library and is a member of the OPLA Readers’ Advisory Committee. Neil enjoys reading books across all genres and finds readers’ advisory and collection merchandising to be among the most fun and rewarding activities when assisting library customers. 

Cost: Member $45 / Non-Member: $55 
All times are listed in Eastern time.  
2/20/2000 - 2/20/2000

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