The Great Non-Fiction Readalike: If You Like This, You’ll LOVE That!
As the popularity of non-fiction reading for pleasure continues to grow, librarians have a great opportunity to grow their reader’s advisory skills. What draws patrons to non-fiction? And what do they want to read next? Based on an annual program of the same name for fiction at Book Expo America, The Great Non-Fiction Readalike: If You Like This, You’ll LOVE That!, this panel of five librarians will cover major trends in popular non-fiction publishing, recommending titles of current interest and with pre-publication buzz -- and what off your back list will satisfy your patrons while they’re on hold.
Subjects: Readers’ Advisory, Reference Services, Trends and Forecasting
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RUSA President’s Program: Library in Your Hand: Mobile Technologies for Exchanging Information with Patrons
Mobile devices are increasingly being used to provide libraries with the opportunity to disperse information at the exact point of need. This program will explore the importance of libraries supporting mobile technologies for the dissemination and acquisition of information. Joan Lippincott of the Coalition for Networked Information will speak about why libraries should embrace communicating with patrons through mobile devices. Kristin Antelman will speak about mobile initiatives including WolfWalk, a photographic guide to the history of NCSU optimized for mobile devices. David Lee King will discuss the social media used to communicate with patrons at the Topeka Public Library.
Subjects: Technology, Reference Services
The 2012 Alex Awards
The 2012 Alex Award winners—what they are and how to sell them to young adults—are highlighted in this panel presentation. Winning authors (to be announced later) will speak about their book and the award. The Alex Award is given to the top 10 books that appeal to young adults, and is administered by YALSA and sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust.
Subjects: Youth Services, Young Adult Literature, Readers’ Advisory
Graffiti, Poetry, Dance: How Public Library Art Programs Affect Teens
Can library programs for teens save the world? Do library arts programs significantly impact civic engagement and community life? Or are arts programs simply a fun way to bring teens into the library? This grounded-theory research looks at how teens’ feelings of connection and engagement shifted after attending library art programs, why civic engagement is a good thing, and how you can sell civic engagement at your library without coming across as a didactic dork.
Subjects: Young Adult Services, Civic Engagement, Youth Services
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