Horror Reader’s Advisory: How to Help Your Scariest Patrons
October 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Readers’ Advisory for the scariest genre – Horror. Let’s have some fun, talk books, help patrons, & learn about the scariest genre together. This webinar is available only to California library staff. Register to attend live or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.
A recent poll of thousands of library workers identified Horror as one of the Top 5 genres they were “most scared of,” and yet, the genre is basking in a popularity among our patrons that hasn’t been seen in decades. We cannot ignore it any longer. Literally, as horror is having quite a year, reaching out from the pages of our books and attaching itself, unapologetically to the real world. It’s past time to stop worrying that your horror readers are monsters and start remembering they only like to read about them.
The library world’s horror expert, Becky Spratford, is here to help you conquer your own fears and walk you through today’s horror landscape. In this webinar she will explain how to talk to fans, break down the appeal of horror, identify what resources will serve you best, and most importantly, give you dozens of authors and titles to start suggesting with confidence, immediately. Becky will break it all down for you so that you can get up to speed on this fast growing genre. As people look for an escape from the horrors of real life, the interest and demand in the genre will only continue to grow, you need to stop cowering in the corner and start leading the horror charge.