June 2017: Dealing in Diversity: Proactively Serving Communities Through Authentic Representation
Join us at the Skokie Public Library on Friday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, for “Dealing in Diversity.”
Let’s lay out the facts: 80% of librarians are white women. Does your collection reflect your community or does it look more like you? What about the material in your programming and reader’s advisory practice? Join ARRT as we grapple with solutions to this touchy subject. Our panel of experts will share straight talk, real world experiences, and practical strategies for diversifying your library in meaningful, authentic ways.
- Robin Bradford – Collection Development Librarian, Timberland Regional [WA] Library
- Mikki Kendall – Writer, Diversity Consultant, and Occasional Feminist
- Annabelle Mortensen – Access Services Manager, Skokie Public Library
- Mimosa Shah – Adult Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library
March 2017: On the Same Page: How to Plan a Successful Community Reading Program for Your Library
Arlington Heights Memorial Library: One Book One Village
Pam Schwarting, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Westmont Reads: Connecting Through Graphics
Brittany Hoornaert Smith, Westmont Public Library
November 2016: RA Hacks
Thanks to everyone who attended RA Hacks, and to the Glenside Public Library for hosting.
Rethinking RA Basics slides
Becky Spratford, RA for All
Social Media handout
Tracy Gossage and Mike Hominick, Northbrook Public Library
August 2016: Becoming the Face of RA
A huge thank you to all who attended Becoming the Face of RA; to Rebecca Vnuk, adult books editor at Booklist, for moderating; to RAILS for hosting; and for Indian Prairie Public Library for recording the session for posterity.
Lawrence Public Library Book Squad slides
Polli Kenn, Readers’ Services Coordinator at the Lawrence Public Library
NoveList Book Squad slides
Krista Biggs and Nancy Dowd, Novelist Book Squad
Downers Grove Public Library Bookology slides
Melissa Doornbos, Public Relations Manager and Bookologist at the Downers Grove Public Library
May 2016: Listen Up!: Audiobook Readers’ Advisory
Michele Cobb, Executive Director of the Audio Publishers Association
Cheryl Herman, Marketing Director for Books on Tape/Penguin Random House
Dan Zitt, Vice President, Content Production for the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Renee Young, Novelist and RUSA Listen List
Kate Rudd, Audie, Earphones & Odyssey winning narrator
December 2015: ARRTapalooza!
Writing Better Annotations
New Adult: What is It?
Indie State of Mind
Working with Authors on Special Events
Novelist Tips & Tricks
YA Crossover Reads for Adults
Niche Book Discussions (Mystery 1, Mystery 2, Mystery 3)