Getting to Know: Science Fiction

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This class will explore science fiction (SF) novels, their widespread appeal, and SF readers. It will conclude with best practices for serving SF readers in public libraries. An excellent choice for staff and students with a basic understanding of reader’ advisory who are looking to gain more in depth knowledge of this popular genre.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Course Description

This class will explore science fiction (SF) novels, their widespread appeal, and SF readers. It will conclude with best practices for serving SF readers in public libraries. An excellent choice for staff and students with a basic understanding of reader’ advisory who are looking to gain more in depth knowledge of this popular genre.

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

  • Know the major tropes, characteristics, classic titles, and authors
  • Understand the current trends and changes in science fiction
  • Read two SF titles, one that is representative of all SF and one that is representative of a popular subgenre
  • Learn how to talk with readers who identify as SF readers, and readers new to SF

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

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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