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Workshop Name: Facts About Fiction - Basic Reader's Advisory
Workshop Date: September 26, 2006
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Workshop Location: Kansas City Kansas Public Library - West Wyandotte Branch

Workshop Instructor:






Kaite Mediatore-Stover, Kansas City Public Library has been studying trends in reading since she discover the New York Times Book Review at 13.

Her hobby became a profession in 1991.  Since moving to Kansas City, Kaite has become even more active in Reader's Advisory services.  She is an active member on KCMLIN's Metro Area Reader's Round Table Committee.

Kaite received her MLS and MA in English from Emporia State University.  She is a member of KLA, MPLA, PLA and ABGRL.  BookBrowser is a regular recipient of Kaite's original book lists and she is also an active member of Fiction-L.  Kaite has presented on Reader's Advisory topics for KLA and KCMLIN.

Workshop Description:












Reader's Advisory is one of the fastest growing services in the public library.  It is beginning to rival traditional reference service in importance.  Yet questions regarding fiction can be some of the most difficult to answer.

"Can you help me find a good novel?" sounds easy enough to answer, but for many staff members it is the most dreaded question of all.

Reader's Advisory is made up of two elements:  service and knowledge.  Participants in this workshop will learn how to conduct a reference interview with the emphasis on the fiction.  There are many tools available for library staff to use in leading the reader to a "good book."  Participants will become familiar with the most useful and popular of Reader's Advisory resources.

Remember that a good book is in the eye of the reader.

Workshop Objectives:  Participants will learn the following:

*  The importance of Reader's Advisory services to the public library

*  How to conduct an effective Reader's Advisory reference interview

*  Handling unusual RA reference interviews

*  Understanding various ways a book can appeal to a reader

*  Using print resources to suggest books to readers

*  Using Internet resources to suggest books to readers

Workshop Certification: This is a 1/2 credit elective in the Supervisor Certification Program and the Administrator Certification Program.
CEU Credits: 4 CEU credits
How to Register:

E-mail: mpuhr@kcmlin.org
Fax: (816) 461-0966
Phone: (816) 521-7257
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Workshop Costs:


MARRT Member Prepaid:  $30.00

KCTrains/KCMLIN Member Prepaid: $35
Non-Members Prepaid: $70

Please add $5.00 if you preferred to be billed.

dollar signReceive a $5.00 discount if registration AND payment are received NO LATER THANAugust 26, 2006.

Refund & Credit Policy:


Refund & Credit Policy:

Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made a minimum of seven days prior to the workshop minus a $5.00 administrative fee.

You can transfer to another workshop a minimum of seven days before the workshop with no administrative fee.

Cancellations made less than seven days pror to a workshop receive no refunds or credits

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Last Updated 7/11/2006