Reader’s Advisory in a Post-Covid World
December 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join International Readers Advisory expert Becky Spratford as she walks you through her 10 Rules of Readers Advisory. This webinar is open to California Library Staff only. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.
2020 may not have gone the way anyone planned, but the one thing that this year has definitely taught us is that no matter how much libraries had tried to promote themselves as “more than books,” when things were turned upside down, in our world and with our service models, patrons still looked to us, first and foremost, to help them identify a good read.
Library workers around the country took the challenges thrown at them and figured out a way to keep RA Service going through a pandemic, without their physical spaces, and in some cases, made huge improvements along the way.
Join International Readers Advisory expert Becky Spratford as she walks you through her 10 Rules of Basic RA Service, completely updated with lessons learned from our COVID experience, explaining how every member of your staff can get involved providing this vital service to readers. Participants will learn:
- How staff that can harness the power of sharing a great read, whether in person or online
- How to become a stronger RA team
- How to improve service to all patrons in these uncertain times