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Friday, May 20 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Reader's Advisory: Booktalks

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Are you ever caught off guard when patrons want suggestions for a book? Learn best practices for suggesting books to patrons spontaneously, how to conduct a reader’s advisory interview, and how to read a book in five minutes. Also learn how to prepare booktalks in advance for presentations and outreach events. Become versed in incorporating appeal factors, descriptions, blurbs, brief excerpts, and comparisons to excite your audience about different titles.

Learning objectives:
Conference attendees will be able to implement the strategies from this presentation in their own reader’s advisory interviews and outreach presentations.


Elizabeth Weaver

Salt Lake County Library

Holly Whistler

Salt Lake County Library

Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
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