webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date January 17, 2018
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

View this session to learn how to create eye-catching displays based on upcoming events or popular topics. You may be surprised when you see how using this passive programming technique will increase circulation of your library materials.

Presenter: Denise Harders

webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date January 9, 2019

Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

Learn new resources to find widely-appealing graphic novel selections for all age groups, toddler through teen. Join Russ Harper, Youth Services Specialist at Omaha Public Library, as he makes core collection recommendations, discusses top sellers, and how to find the hot new thing. Includes programming tips for both American comics and manga fans!

Presenter: Russ Harper

webinar iconFormat: Webinar, original date October 7, 2020
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

Equity, diversity, and inclusion may seem like abstract goals that are difficult to implement in your day-to-day advisory work, but with knowledge, effort, and intentionality, anyone can learn to apply an equity mindset to their reading and recommending.

In this webinar, Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan give you strategies and practical applications to incorporate principles of inclusion into your advisory services. We talk about inclusion and why it’s important in readers’ advisory, diversity audits and how to use them for advisory work, strategies for bringing authors from marginalized communities into focus, and how to call-in your coworkers. This webinar gives participants a better understanding of how to actively prioritize inclusion in advisory work, instead of falling back on established practices of leaving behind underrepresented authors and narratives.

Presented by: Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan

Self Paced CourseFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour

Patrons are overwhelmed by the hundreds of new titles every year added to the thousands already on the shelves. Browsing the shelves is a frustrating exercise. Readers' advisory services provides patrons with the help they need to find books they will enjoy, and helps the library retain active patrons. This introduction to public library readers' advisory services to adults includes the readers' advisory interview, marketing readers' advisory services, promoting fiction, and finding aids. In this course you will learn how to identify what it is in genre fiction that appeals to a reader, how best to get them to articulate that appeal, what books to suggest to the reader, and how to promote the different kinds of genre fiction in a public library. A chapter titled "Difficult Aspects of a Readers' Advisory Interview" provides tricks of the trade for keeping up with the rapidly changing world of genre fiction. This course provides an excellent opportunity for increasing skills in this vital area of public library service.

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date October 8, 2013
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: Length: 1 hour

As libraries evolve and adapt to changing circumstances, it is crucial to our continued community relevance that we retain and serve our core constituency of readers. Readers' advisory specialists from The Seattle Public Library will expand on the basic premises and practices of reader’s advisory, sharing how to apply these practices across new platforms and technologies, enlist social media and catalogs to serve readers, and use form-based and virtual readers' advisory. Learn expert techniques for using the latest generation of advisory resources and other ways to better serve readers in libraries large and small.

Presented by: David Wright and Andrea Gough

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 12, 2014
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

For the last 15 years, public and high school libraries have been exploring the under-reviewed and small press produced genre of street lit. It is most often passed hand to hand or through publishing parties held by the authors, and often appeals to readers with interests outside the majority culture. With increasing amounts of professional discussions now available on the strengths and challenges street lit collections can offer your library's users, it's time to look at the appeal that holds for readers.

Street lit is not without its controversies. Learning why and how some libraries have decided to include it in their collections will help your library decide whether it's feasible and appropriate for your community. Knowing how your community may react to its inclusion in your library will increase your value as the community's readers' advisor and/or fiction collection developer.

Presented by: Francisca Goldsmith