Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ready to Booktalk?

Sychronicity. Recently, two things related to readers advisory and booktalking appeared in my inbox and on top of that it's the time of year I start thinking about professional goals met and those to set. So, whether you're an expert or a novice, booktalking and readers advisory are skills that can be improved with practice and confidence to better serve your patrons.

Here are two current resources to help grow your RA skills:

Junior Library Guild covers Six Mistakes Booktalkers Make in this recent online article by Deborah B. Ford. While the title says mistakes, the article really provides tips and concrete advice for giving great booktalks.

South Central Library System is hosting a daylong RA Rethink workshop at the Sun Prairie Library on Thursday, August 17 presented by Becky Stratford of RA for All. The workshop will empower library staff to provide great RA services and to improve their booktalking skills. For a full description of the workshop and to register, click HERE.

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