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What's New in Readers Advisory

2024-02-14T19:00:00Z 2024-02-14T20:00:00Z What's New in Readers Advisory Helping leisure readers is a core service at all public libraries. It is something library staff do each and every day, often without changes in how they perform this service for years, if ever.

But there is a lot more "new" in the tried-and-true world of Readers Advisory than you may realize.

Join international Readers' Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, as she walks you through some of the biggest trends in publishing and shows you how to best serve your leisure readers in 2024, starting immediately.

Instructor: Becky Spratford [MLIS] is a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and a horror review column for Library Journal.

Known for her work with horror readers, Becky is the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Third Edition [ALA Editions, 2021]. She is on the Shirley Jackson Award Advisory Board and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves as the Association’s Secretary and organizer of their annual Librarians’ Day. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll.
, Michigan
Event Date

Start: February 14, 2024 2:00 PM

End: February 14, 2024 3:00 PM

Helping leisure readers is a core service at all public libraries. It is something library staff do each and every day, often without changes in how they perform this service for years, if ever.

But there is a lot more "new" in the tried-and-true world of Readers Advisory than you may realize.

Join international Readers' Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, as she walks you through some of the biggest trends in publishing and shows you how to best serve your leisure readers in 2024, starting immediately.

Instructor: Becky Spratford [MLIS] is a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and a horror review column for Library Journal.

Known for her work with horror readers, Becky is the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Third Edition [ALA Editions, 2021]. She is on the Shirley Jackson Award Advisory Board and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves as the Association’s Secretary and organizer of their annual Librarians’ Day. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll. More Information