Monday, July 28, 2014

Audio Readers' Advisory Workshop

A Readers' Advisory Training workshop with special guest presenter Kelly Fann

Listening to a book is a different kind of experience 
from reading a book and advising customers in 
finding that next good audiobook requires different 
techniques. The St. Charles City-County Library 
District Reader's Advisory Training program is hosting 
an audio readers' advisory workshop for all library staff. 

The workshop will be presented by special guest speaker Kelly Fann from Tanganoxie Public Library, Kansas. Kelly will give advising tips and tricks, discuss appeal factors and trends, provide external resources, and review marketing and packaging techniques. Hot titles, mid-list titles, and key narrators will also be explored.

Presenter: Kelly Fann is the Director of the Tonganoxie Public Library in Tonganoxie, Kansas. She is a regular workshop presenter on readers' advisory practices, trends, and topics--her specialty being the horror genre and the incorporation of digital mediums for enhancing and invigorating library readers' advisory services. Kelly is also a reviewer for AudioFile magazine. Glued to the Internet, her iPhone, video games and audio books she is constantly seeking out new avenues and methods for finding the ultimate readers' services guides.

The Listening Advisory workshop will be held at the Spencer Road Branch in the Community Commons, Room 240. There will be two presentations of the workshop in order to try and accommodate as many attendees as possible. 

The dates and times to choose between are:

Tuesday afternoon, July 29 - from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
- OR -
Wednesday morning, July 30 - from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

St. Charles City-County Library District
Spencer Road Branch  - Community Commons, Room 240
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO  63376

You can enter the Community Commons from the Boone Hills entrance on the North side of the library.

There will be handouts, light snacks, and possibly even some door prizes.  :-)

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