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Duncan Smith Presents!

When:  
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RAILS Burr Ridge Main Meeting Room / Videoconference Room (In Person)
RAILS Live Streaming Video (Videoconference)
Cost:   Free

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Duncan Smith is the creator and founder of NoveList, EBSCO Publishing’s electronic readers’ advisory service. Smith is a nationally recognized trainer and researcher in the area of readers’ advisory service. “Books: An Essential Service for Essential Libraries” a recent article was published in The Public Library Quarterly.

You’ve heard of whole collection RA which focuses on not only promoting a library’s books but its entire collection—DVDs, e-books and audio. But whole person? Join NoveList co-founder Duncan Smith as he sums up over 25 years of thinking about readers’ advisory and introduces this new concept.
Whole person RA focuses not on the library’s collection but on the interactions between staff, readers and collections. Smith argues that delivering the service our users really want means:
1. Identifying the true product of RA services (it’s NOT pushing books).
2. Getting all staff involved.
3. Moving out from behind the desk

Type:   Program

Categories: Collection Development, Electronic Resources, Readers Advisory


This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 5/12/2015


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