Readers’ Advisory with Style: KLA 2013 Presentation

I presented with Scott Rader from Hays Public Library at the Kansas Library Association this week. Our program was Readers’ Advisory with Style. We shared ways that we promote books in our libraries through passive RA materials like displays or graphics and through social media. Scott also discussed fanmixes for YA novels. Then we talked… Continue reading Readers’ Advisory with Style: KLA 2013 Presentation

Banned Books Week: Display and Programming

Happy Banned Books Week! I’m been super busy with both the public library and my internship at a school library, hence less posts here than normal, but I wanted to take a moment and share what I’ve been up to for Banned Books Week. I’ve had trouble with putting posters on the green wall in… Continue reading Banned Books Week: Display and Programming

“φιλια” and why I love working in a library.

I am straightening the YA graphic novels, when an elderly woman asks, “Can you help me?” “Certainly,” I say. “Do you have any Greek books in the YA section?” “Are you looking for fiction? There are lots of YA novels inspired by Greek myths. If your looking for nonfiction, I’d actually recommend the children’s collection…”… Continue reading “φιλια” and why I love working in a library.

Passive Programming: Book in a Jar

The teen librarian I work with got the idea from this post to cut up/shred/deconstruct a book and have the teens guess the title; winning answers would be entered in a prize drawing. I put the jar together. I took a book that I had duplicate copies of and ran it through a paper shredder… Continue reading Passive Programming: Book in a Jar

Out + About: Road Trip Teen Library Display

Our summer reading theme is “out and about” — so I thought a display featuring YA roadtrip books would be a fun take on the theme. It’s been a challenge to put up displays in our temporary space. Instead of having a window like the one in our building that is under renovation, we have… Continue reading Out + About: Road Trip Teen Library Display