Reboot Your Book Club
December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Is your book club feeling stale? Are you struggling to keep readers engaged? In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share real examples of out-of-the-box book clubs from around the country that will help you take a fresh look at your own book club offerings.
From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.
As a result of this program, attendees will:
- Understand some of the reasons why book clubs fail
- Understand the recommended process for revamping a struggling book club
- Learn about unique book club ideas and partnerships from across the country
Stephanie Saba ~ Biography
Stephanie Saba is a Community Program Supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries and the co-author of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019). She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Over the last 17 years, she has led book clubs in three different communities, including two 20-30-something book clubs, a mother-daughter book club and a senior book club.
Sarah Ostman ~ Biography
Sarah Ostman (she/her) is a deputy director in the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, where she leads national programming initiatives and serves as the editor of Programming Librarian, a leading website for resources, connections, and professional development related to library programming. She the author of “Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis,” co-author of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists,” and co-editor of “Ask, Listen, Empower: Grounding Your Library Work in Community Engagement,” all published by ALA Editions.
This webinar is sponsored by CALL for California library staff. Register to attend live or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.