Readers’ Advisory 101

$175.00

Dates: March 1 - March 28

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Work in a public library, but have no idea how to help readers? Freeze up when patrons ask you for a good book? Then this class is exactly what you need. Taught by an expert in reader services and readers’ advisory this class will introduce library staff to the basic concepts of readers’ advisory and help them prepare to work with books and patrons. Also a great class for library school students who are interested in public library and are unable to take a full readers’ advisory course.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Work in a public library, but have no idea how to help readers? Freeze up when patrons ask you for a good book? Then this class is exactly what you need. Taught by an expert in reader services and readers’ advisory this class will introduce library staff to the basic concepts of readers’ advisory and help them prepare to work with books and patrons. Also a great class for library school students who are interested in public library and are unable to take a full readers’ advisory course.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand readers’ advisory services and their role in the public library
  • Identify a selection of readers’ advisory tools and learn how to assess, evaluate, and select readers’ advisory tools for library use
  • Talk with readers and conduct a basic readers’ advisory interview
  • Be aware the current trends and issues in readers’ advisory services work and how to keep up

Jessica E. Moyer

Jessica E. MoyerJessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Moyer has taught reference and readers' advisory courses for the LIS programs at the University of St. Catherine, San Jose State, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well and continuing education courses for the American Library Association. She is the author of Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (American Library Association, 2008), co-editor of The Readers Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) and editor of the Integrated Advisory Services (Library Unlimited 2010). Website

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Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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