LSSC Elective Competencies: Adult Readers’ Advisory Services

$250.00

Dates: October 5 - November 15
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Credits: 2.5 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

A six week online course on readers’ advisory services, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. Topics covered include: introduction RA and the RA interview, advisory services for non print materials, social media and RA, programming, working with teens, diverse reading and populations and introduction to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, romance, crime and nonfiction.

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Credits

2.5 CEUs or 22.5 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

A six week online course on readers’ advisory services, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. Topics covered include: introduction RA and the RA interview, advisory services for non print materials, social media and RA, programming, working with teens, diverse reading and populations and introduction to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, romance, crime and nonfiction. At the end of the course students will be prepared to provide basic RA services in a public library setting. Students will complete a 10 item, annotated, readalike list, that will require in depth analysis of one title and finding and annotating 10 additional titles (in any format).

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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