Reach Readers

Genre Foundations (202)

*️⃣ This course is available through institutional purchase only. For more information, contact us at for a free consultation. Do you want to help your staff have a basic understanding of a broad range of the most popular and challenging fiction genres? An expert from NoveList will introduce participants to many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mysteries and thrillers, romance, horror, Christian fiction, mainstream/literary fiction, and historical fiction. Participants will get an overview of current genre trends for adults and teens, tips to keep up with various genres, and titles to know, with an emphasis on diverse titles and authors. Find out if this course is best for your library. *️⃣ Example learning outcomes include: - Identifying current trends in popular genres and tools they can use to keep up with future trends. - Recognizing what qualities attract readers to certain genres. - Applying strategies for recommending books to readers even when they are unfamiliar with the genre. - Finding extensive lists of titles to read or recommend. *️⃣ 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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