Reach Readers

Readers' Advisory Foundations (201)


Description
*️⃣ This course is available through institutional purchase only. For more information, contact us at LearnwithNoveList@ebsco.com for a free consultation. Are some of your staff new to readers’ advisory? Do you want help getting staff at all levels ready to excel at connecting readers with books? This course is just what your library needs. An expert from NoveList will get staff on an even footing in their understanding of readers’ advisory, share strategies for working with readers, and teach the foundational principles for providing excellent readers’ advisory service. Participants will be introduced to important concepts like the history and philosophy of readers’ advisory, the basics of the readers’ advisory conversation, the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in readers’ advisory service, and learning the broad basics of appeal and other NoveList story elements. *️⃣ Example learning outcomes include: - Identifying effective strategies for talking with readers, including using reader-friendly language. - Understanding the concepts of appeal, genre, and themes, and how they can be used in readers’ advisory services. - Applying the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to readers’ advisory services. - Valuing readers’ advisory as a critical service that fosters the overall library mission. *️⃣ Course instructor: The instructors of this course are Halle Eisenman, Content Development Manager for NoveList, and Yaika Sabat, Senior Readers' Advisory Librarian for NoveList. Halle leads the Editorial Content Team which oversees the creation of the lists, articles, NextReads newsletter, and read-alike recommendations in NoveList. Prior to that, she spent a dozen years working for a public library system in a variety of roles. Yaika Sabat comes from a background in public libraries and now works on editorial content as part of the Book Discovery team. She is passionate about graphic novels and diverse representation in books and media.
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  • All units must be completed