Readers' Advisory

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PLA is very excited to again offer this free on-demand webinar filled with reading recommendations guaranteed to make friends, family, and patrons smile and start turning pages. Nancy shares her recommendations of books for adults with some teen reads included. She also provides a downloadable handout of the recommendations so you can share them with your patrons. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you have an hour of fun and great ideas.
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Nancy Pearl shares her recommendations of some must-read adult books. A downloadable handout of the titles is available so you can share them with your patrons. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you have an hour filled with reading recommendations guaranteed to make friends, family, and patrons smile and start turning pages.
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Grab your passport and join tour guide Pam Spencer Holley as you travel together via booktalk from Afghanistan to Iraq, Kenya, England, and places in between.
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With the holidays approaching the “Best of the Year” lists come fast and furious. “Best" lists are both one of the greatest things about our job and one of the most frustrating; however, in this webinar, Becky Spratford, Reader’s Advisory expert, helps you to turn all of the frustration into a success story—one that will make you and your library look like reading superheroes.
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Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
Self-PacedeCourseCEUs
This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! Want to entice teens to read but are not sure how? Try booktalks! In this YALSA online course, participants will learn what a booktalk is as well as a variety of techniques on how to use them with teens. Learn how to create hooks for books and how to share the talks with teens.
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This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! Though boys have been behind girls in nearly every subject for more than thirty years, many teachers and librarians are still struggling to find the key to encouraging boys to read. This YALSA e-course will cover the special issues faced in reaching boys through books.
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As the author of the Book Lust: Recommended Reading collection, there is no one better suited than Nancy Pearl to help you find the perfect summer reads to feature at your library. Nancy shares her recommendations for books guaranteed to make your patrons start turning pages. She features a “read alike” section and also provides a downloadable handout of the recommendations. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you’ll have an hour-long webinar of fun and great ideas.
Self-PacedeCourseCEUs
This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! . This four-week YALSA online course will introduce those who work with teens and graphic novels to best practices, including an overview of graphic novel descriptors and assorted examples; graphic literacy and text literacy; and bibliographic issues such as selection, access, and marketing.
CEUs
This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! In this e-course you will learn how to make a successful match between library materials and your teen library users. Course participants will explore adolescent development, learn about teen reading preferences and take part in an active discussion about specific books and library materials that meet the varied needs and interests of teens.

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