Session GoalsLearn about readers’ advisory projects andservices including: Practical experience on implementation Patron response EvaluationWhat would work at your library?
Reconnect with ReadingSupported by a $90,000 grant from thePaul G. Allen Family FoundationProject Goals:1. To build staff knowledge and skills2. Find ways to connect with readers online
Staffing!Reconnect with Reading Team0 Grant Manager & Administration Sponsor0 Project Lead & Project Teams0 Pilot Project Staffing: team withopportunities for participation
How to make sure yourbases are covered?Project Plan:DescriptionGoalsMeasures of SuccessTarget AudienceStaffingTimeline External Marketing Plan/InternalCommunication PlanBudget
ProjectsStaff training: Nancy Pearl and staff-createdtrainingYour Next 5 Books: personalized reading listservice onlineOnline Presence: video booktalks, social media& online book group.
Trainer extraordinaire:Nancy Pearl!
Training0Build confidence & capacity for RA0Nancy Pearl: “Opening Doors, OpeningBooks” Training0Staff trained: approx. 200 librarians &LAIVs0Survey results: More training!
Staff-created TrainingVideos0RA Conversations 1, 2 & 30Don’t Panic—You Can Do It!0Can You Suggest a Book?0That Book is Not on the Shelf: Read-alikes0Audacityrecordings, Powerpoint, Camtasia, etc.0http://vimeo.com/user17844224
I like hearing librarianshave a conversation aboutRA, admitting pastmistakes, beingnervous, and offeringsuggestions for ways toimprove.This was a great refreshertraining and I particularlyloved this format—”video” podcast is the wayto go for these types oftrainings! I wouldn’t wantto eliminate face-to-facetrainings with colleaguesbut we’re so busy withour regular work…This isa happy medium—greattraining with smartpeople and no travel time!The tone of theconversations reallydemystify ReadersAdvisory and the funnylittle side comments onthe video were prettydang entertaining.
Your Next 5 Books0Piloted for 2 summers for Teensby Hayden Bass0New form, training, branch staff0All ages0Bibliocommons
0 Hi- I am trying to get abook for my mom toread. She is almost 91.She LOVESsuspense, WWII, etc. Shehas read all Ken Follettsbooks. She wantsexcitement!! If you canfind anything to fit thebill she (and I!!) would bethrilled! She is losing hersight and reads on aKindle. Thank You!!!
I am so impressedwith this service!It’s the greatestsince chocolatemilk!It feels a littleuncanny howaccurately yougauged my readingtastes!I know we aren’t friends and that you arejust doing your job—but this is the bestpresent anyone has ever given me! Thankyou a million times!
Video Booktalks0Project Goals0Equipment0YouTube channel0Social Media Team0Global Reading0Institutional barriers/delays
Scope0The video book talk project was designed tocreate book talk videos of 30 seconds or lessand host them on a Library YouTubechannel, embed them within the Library’ssocial catalog and use them as marketingposts on FaceBook, Twitter and the Library’sblogs.
A camera and a microphone+
Measurables # of staff participating # of book talks produced # of videos added to the catalog # of views on the Library’s YouTube Channel Standards checklist Style guide for book talks
How did we do?
Standards for video
What we learned
0Social Media Team: who’s in it, roles0Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Seattle readers collaborateon book lists
Librarians are standing by!Tell us a book you liked; we’ll give you abook you’ll love!
Questions, please!Email us with any questions!0Jennifer.ReichertSimpson@spl.org0Jared.Mills@spl.org0Misha.Stone@spl.org