Prepare for spring, explore key reference issue in free upcoming Booklist webinars

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Mon, 02/14/2011

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Booklist’s free webinar series is growing rapidly, attracting crowds of attendees. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors and publishers’ representatives at least once a month on a variety of topics that offer immediate tips, tools, resources and new ideas for collection development and readers’ advisory work. The webinars are recorded and archived on the Booklist Online webinars page where you can also find information about upcoming offerings.

February’s upcoming webinars prepare you for spring, while the first March webinar addresses authority in reference and why it still matters. All the webinars start at 1 p.m. CST.

“New and Tantalizing Spring Titles from Workman” on Feb. 15. A wealth of forthcoming Workman books with appeal to a wide range of library readers, from fiction lovers to hobbyists to gardeners, will be previewed by the staff of Workman Publishing, with divisions including Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan, Storey Publishing and Timber Press. You can register now.

“Spring into Books: Terrific New Titles for Youth” on Feb. 22. At Booklist, something new in the air for spring means fresh and fabulous books. This webinar will prepare you for a new season of reading as it covers buzz-worthy titles from webinar sponsors Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Annick Press. You can register now.

“Diderot Goes Digital: Why Authority, Comprehensibility, and Utility in Reference Sources Still Matter” on March 1. In an environment that offers many opportunities to acquire free digital information, what is a reference publisher like World Book doing to ensure that its content is authoritative, comprehensible and useful? Why do these characteristics still matter? World Book Editor-in Chief Paul Kobasa, and other members of the World Book staff, explain in this webinar how World Book has progressed from an annual publishing cycle to a daily cycle while maintaining exceptional editorial standards. You can register now.  

Visit the Booklist Online webinars page to register for upcoming events and to access the full archive of past webinars.

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