For immediate release | August 30, 2011

Collection-development resources, strategies and tips — free Booklist webinars in September

CHICAGO - Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors and publishers’ representatives at least once a month in webinars on a variety of topics offering 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 there is also information about upcoming offerings.

September’s webinars support librarians in enhancing their collections for fall and winter. All Booklist webinars are Tuesdays starting at 1 p.m. CDT.

In “Ready for Romance? New Novels and Hot Trends” on Sept. 13, Booklist romance editor Donna Seaman moderates an overview of forthcoming romance titles from five leaders in the genre. Representatives from Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Macmillan, Baker and Harper showcase established and new writers, as well as the latest trends from demon passion to Amish love stories. You can register here.

“Acquiring Books for Your Collection through Specialized Selection and Analysis Tools” on Sept. 22 features services from Bowker that help you and your library save money and resources while developing the perfect collection for your patrons. Bowker Senior Product Manager Mark Tullos is joined by Cathy Goodwin, collection management librarian from Kimbel (South Carolina) Library. You can register here.

“The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New for Fall 2011” on Sept. 27 continues Booklist's popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Lerner, Creative Company, Black Rabbit, Amicus and Norwood House. Books for Youth Senior Editor Daniel Kraus moderates. You can register here.

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

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection-development and reader’s-advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. Booklist Online includes a growing archive of more than 135,000 reviews available to subscribers as well as a wealth of free content offering the latest news and views on books and media.