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Murder & Mayhem @ your library! Crime Fiction Readers’ Advisory

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   NSLS Auditorium (In Person, Max: 75)
Cost:   $60.00
Presenter:   Becky Spratford

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There are many types of “Whodunit” stories on your shelves, and not all are confined within the shelves of your mystery section. Becky Spratford, Dominican University instructor and Readers’ Advisory librarian at the Berwyn Public Library, returns to NSLS to help you take the guesswork out of helping your readers of investigative works. Becky will lead you through the different appeal factors of the various types of Crime Fiction and help you to narrow your line of questioning in order to locate the best books for your patrons' needs. This class will also include example searches using the resources and a discussion of the best ways to market your collections.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish between books within the mystery, thriller, and suspense genres, and know the difference between the subgenres found within each, as well as True Crime
• Conduct an RA interview specifically for Crime Fiction readers
• Give detailed information on at least 20 of the most popular Crime Fiction authors
• Know how to use Crime Fiction resources and reference materials
• Successfully target market your Crime Fiction offerings, including facilitating Crime Fiction book discussions

Type:   Program
CPDU Credits:   3

Categories: Readers Advisory

Tags: readers advisory, becky spratford, fiction

This event is sponsored by North Suburban Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 10/21/2008

Questions? Please contact Donna Tieberg.

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