This fun, insightful presentation, based upon Gene Del Vecchio’s revealing new book, Creating Blockbusters!, outlines 11 crucial principles that explain why certain novels and films become great. It will help you to create story ideas of your own, to develop story seminars for others, and to better select stories with broad appeal. Based upon Gene’s 30 years of entertainment experience and new research, this presentation sheds new light upon a blockbusters’ ability to satisfy child-like emotional needs we all share, align with pop culture and trends, create relatable and aspiring characters, and provide ingredients to create massive franchises.
Subjects: Readers’ Advisory, Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature, Information Literacy, Collection Development
Growing Leaders from Within: Cultivating your Library’s Future Leaders & Managers
Training staff to take on leadership roles in your library addresses their interests in assuming additional responsibility as well as cultivates successors into leadership positions. Especially in difficult times, libraries need to continue looking forward and developing their future leaders and managers. This presentation will discuss innovative ways that San Diego County Library (SDCL) has fostered and developed leaders and potential managers from within its existing staff as well as introduce three leadership programs to assist your staff into ascending the rungs of leadership.
Subjects: Administration and Management, Leadership, Personnel and Staffing, Professional Development
Smart Investing@your library: Everyone Counts!
The role of librarians as trusted navigators leading patrons to the most useful information is increasingly valuable. Smart investing@ your library is building the capacity of public libraries and librarians to provide reliable, unbiased financial education and resources to those who need help. Librarians are building collections, delivering programs to people of all ages and economic circumstances and creating a national network of replicable service models. Using data to tell the story, reaching out and working with community partners, and integrating market research into program design are helping build the foundation for a leadership role in financial education.
Subjects: Marketing, Public Relations, Readers’ Advisory, Reference Services, Outreach Services
Not Another Boring Vampire Romance: Going Beyond the Norm in YA Paranormal Literature
An author panel will discuss the genre appeal of paranormal fiction for young adults and how they’ve each taken a fresh approach to the genre. Attendees will hear about what the YA paranormal genre has to offer than with a chance to hear about the wide variety of styles and contents within the genre. The panel will give particular insight in how approaching this best-selling genre from a unique perspective makes it even more relevant and interesting to a diverse audience of teen readers.
Subjects: Young Adult Services, Young Adult Literature, Youth Services
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