If you’ve never taken a course in Reader’s Advisory, you really should. And for those green librarians in your libraries who are just starting out, it’s invaluable. Once you get a flair for it, doing RA is one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of librarianship (in this writer’s opinion, anyway).
Readers’ Advisory Fundamentals
An Infopeople online course, August 20, 2013 to September 16, 2013
Do you find yourself recommending the same book, or few books, over and over when a library user asks for suggestions? When approached by someone who wants to hear about good books in a genre you don’t know or appreciate, do you go looking for a staff member who does? In this course instructor Francisca Goldsmith will introduce you to:
· Readers’ advisory interview techniques
· Appeal factors in fiction and nonfiction
· Recognizing coworkers and community members as collaborators in readers advisory
· Measuring user satisfaction in readers advisory services
Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.
For a complete course description and to register go to http://infopeople.org/training/readers-advisory-fundamentals-0
NOTE: This course is approved as covering the Adult Reader’s Advisory competencies for the LSSC program in conjunction with Beyond Books: Advanced Reader’s Advisory.