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Nancy Pearl - Improving Readers' Advisory Skills Workshop
Sunday, March 30, 2008
St. Paul -- Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium, College of St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Note: The time is 2-4pm for this workshop only; all other workshops are 9-noon.
And, 2 hours of certification credit are available for the March 30 workshop. The other workshops last 3 hours and are eligible for 3 hours of certification credit.
Workshop Announcement Details - All Locations:
Doorways into Reading: Improving Readers' Advisory Skills (with Nancy Pearl)
Nancy Pearl will present this workshop at 8 Minnesota locations. The session will focus on defining, refining, and using the concept of doorways into reading; the role of mood and motivation in selecting a good book to read; as well as offering tips and tricks to use in readers' advisory work at the reference desk. The workshop covers the readers' advisory transaction and readers' advisory tools.
Presenter: Nancy Pearl. The New York Times calls her the talk of librarian circles. Readers cannot get enough of her recommendations while bookstores and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits. Since the release of the best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.
Cost: No charge! See funding statement below.
Audience: Library staff from all types of libraries and anyone working on the Minnesota Certification Program. (You do not have to be a participant in Minnesota Certification Program to attend the workshop.)
Minnesota Certification Program Competencies Addressed:
Readers' Advisory: Public Services A8, A9, B2, B6, B9, B11
Registration: Register by sending an email with your name and affiliation to Rebecca Patton, firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance registration for the 3/30 workshop is requested, but not required.
Registration Deadline: For the March 30 workshop, there is no registration deadline.
Contact: Rebecca Patton, email@example.com
Sponsored by: Minnesota Certification Program
Funding: The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a Federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning and State Library Services, the Minnesota State Library Agency, supports this workshop at the regional library systems with funding under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).