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Workshop Name: MARRT:  United We Read
Workshop Date: April 10, 2008
Workshop Time: 9:00 - 1:00
Workshop Location: Kansas City Kansas Public Library - West Wyandotte Branch

Workshop Instructor:


Kaite Mediatore-Stover, Kansas City Public Librar

Cindy Guyler, Johnson County Library

Workshop Description:

















Please try to read "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen prior to the workshop to get the most out of this workshop.

Each year the Metro Area Readers' Round Table Committee selects a book for the community to read.  This workshop will provide you with the foundation to utilize the United We Read book in your programming.  Topics covered will include:  advertising, marketing, read alikes, training materials, logos, book marks, discussion questions and more.  This workshop will help you in developing reading programs at your own library.



9:00 – 9:10      Welcome and housekeeping

9:10 – 10:00    Introduction to the United We Read Title – “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen and general pointers on booktalking – Kaite Mediatore-Stover

10:00 – 10:45  Discussion Questions – Cindy Guyler

10:45 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:15  Author Background and Reviews – Cindy Guyler

11:15 – 12:00  Programming Ideas – Cindy Guyler  (also make sure to bring some to Share)

12:00 – 12:15  Promotional Materials – Susan Burton, Amy Fisher, Beverly Sanderson

                                    - sample news releases

                                    - web site

                                    - calendar

                                    - book marks

                                    - posters

12:15 – 12:45  Teacher Resources

12:45 – 1:00    Wrap up and door prizes


Workshop Certification: Required in the Readers' Advisory Certification Program
CEU Credits: .4 CEU credits
Who Should Attend: Librarians, Paraprofessional,  General Library Staff

How to Register:


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

Click here for registration form

Workshop Costs:




KCTrains/KCMLIN Member Prepaid: $25


Non-Members Prepaid: $50

If you preferred to be billed, please add $5.00 to the workshop fee.

dollar signReceive a $5.00 discount if registration AND payment are received NO LATER THAN March 10, 2008 .

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 prior to a workshop receive no refunds or credits

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