Start Date: 9/13/2018 12:30 PM EDT
End Date: 9/13/2018 4:30 PM EDT
Venue Name: BCPL - Arbutus Branch Location:
855 Sulphur Spring Rd
Arbutus, MD United States 21227
Maryland Library Association
Sponsor: Public Services Division / RAIG
Is your Reader’s Advisory toolbox rusty or do you find yourself avoiding customers seeking advice on what to read next? Reader’s Advisory expert, Barry Trott, will increase your confidence to face these questions head on and improve your skills in reader’s advisory. Participants will review ‘appeal factors’ (style, mood and story elements) of a book and how to connect books and authors to your customer. Participants will also learn how to transfer these “appeal factors” to be able to make appropriate suggestions to customers as well as develop asynchronous tools such as lists and displays. Mr. Trott will also discuss what data libraries collect that can be helpful to reader’s advisory services and how to use this data in your library. Registration will open at noon.
This program is presented in partnership with NoveList.
Barry Trott is Special Projects Director at the Williamsburg (VA) Regional Library. He has served as president of ALA's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and is editor of Reference and User Services Quarterly. In 2007, he received both Public Library Association's (PLA) Allie Beth Martin Award and RUSA's Margaret E. Monroe Award. At the PLA Conference in March 2018, Mr. Trott was one of the Reader’s Advisory experts at the 'Top 5 of 5: A Current Affair' program where presenters showcased "go-to" lists of the latest and best books/authors for popular fiction, genre fiction, and nonfiction for leisure readers.
Bring your own lunch and join in on networking before the program, which will begin promptly at 1:00.