OWWL Library Staff Professional Development Day
Connecting readers to books is a core part of our library services. Join us for a day of learning, networking (and even fun!) as we discuss how ways to help our patrons find the perfect book. We'll be sharing tips & ideas around readers advisory, book talking and how to stay on top of ALL the titles & authors when we've got so much on our plates already!
9:30 - Registration
9:45 - Welcome & Introductions
10:15 - Keynote: Fran Cassano, 2018 Romance Writers of America Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year
A Librarian in the Romance Aisle…(or: Why This Genre is About All of Us): From collection development hacks to totally fangirling out, Fran Cassano will discuss why Happily Ever Afters are about you!
11:15 - What the heck is Readers Advisory?
11:45 - Genre Speed Dating
12:45 - Lunch / Tour of PLS
1:30 - What Do I Do When Someone Asks for a Sci-Fi Book & I Hate Sci-Fi: How to Fake It, Till You Make It
2:15 - Wrapup & Raffle
2018 RWA Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year, Frannie Strober Cassano first stumbled into the romance section of her local drugstore as a teen, and then found herself back there during the Fifty Shades of Grey era. After nearly 20 years at the Reference Desk, she's off developing loyalty strategies that continue to put books in readers' hands. You can also find her as a contributor at places like PBS/WLIW, Five Books, NoveList, and Library Journal’s Xpress Reviews.