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January 2017

January 2017 Issue

Common Core Resources

Welcome to Booklist's Live Events. 
Check back for new programs, 
as well as recordings of previous events.


RA Conversation: YA Crossovers 

Date:   Thursday, October 27, from 1:30-3:00 pm
Panelists: Booklist's Collection Management and Library Outreach Editor,  Rebecca Vnuk 
Location:  RAILS Burr Ridge, 125 Tower Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Description:  Geared towards adult librarians who have little experience or training in working with titles for young adults, this 90-minute program will offer RA tips and tricks for working with both teen patrons and teen books. Attendees will come away with more confidence in their ability to suggest teen titles to adult readers and adult titles to teen readers.

Sponsored by:  NoveList

Date:  Thursday, August 27th 
Panelists:  Duncan Smith (NoveList), Becky Spratford (RA for All), and Rebecca Vnuk (Booklist)
Description: Is your Readers' Advisory service a bit lethargic? Could your library use advice on how to reach readers? The book doctors are in and will speak to common RA issues and side effects. Smith will present recent research regarding public library patrons and their reading habits, then the three experts will prescribe cures for general RA woes. 

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Book Blogging 101
Date:  Thursday, December 3rd at 2 p.m. CST
Location: RAILS Burr Ridge, 125 Tower Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Panelists: Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Collection Management editor, and Karen Keefe, ShelfRenewal blogger and director of the Hinsdale Public Library
Description: In this practical discussion, seasoned book bloggers Vnuk and Keefe will cover the benefits of starting a personal or library-related book blog, including various platforms to choose from, how to get started, what to talk about, how to stay motivated, how to publicize your blog, and more. 

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Book Review Basics: Using Reviews and Annotations for RA
Date:  Thursday, January 28th at 2 p.m. CST
Location: RAILS Burr Ridge, 125 Tower Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

 Booklist's Collection Management and Library Outreach editor Rebecca Vnuk.
Description: How can you suggest titles you haven’t read or authors you aren’t familiar with? This session will explore how to use review sources to get up to speed, and will show you how your library can use reviews and annotations for both in-person and passive readers’ advisory. 

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Five Things to Know in Top Genres
Date: Tuesday, April 26th at 2 p.m. CST
Location: RAILS Burr Ridge, 125 Tower Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Description: Based on the popular “Top Five” programs at recent PLA conferences, this program offers a quick rundown of the top things to know in some of the most popular genres, including each genre’s top five authors, trends, and benchmark books. 

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