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An Infopeople Webinar

October 30th, 2018 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

angela maxwellPresenter: Angela Maxwell, MLIS 

  • Are you looking for a fun way increase reading engagement with your library users, particularly teens and youth?
  • Do you want a novel way to present new releases, non-fiction, digital or database content?
  • Do you want to encourage engagement with the collection or highlight a particular format, genre, or topic with your library users?

Hosting a book tasting might be the answer you need to increase engagement with your collection, collaborate with another local librarian, or answer a research question. Book tasting events engage users in a curated collection using a 30-60-minute restaurant themed event.

In this webinar, presenter Angela Maxwell will share examples of multiple book tasting events targeted at a teen audience. Attendees will have access to templates, as well as free online tools to implement their own book tasting event.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand why and how book tasting will work to increase engagement with the library collection.
  • Identify a target audience and purpose for their own book tasting.
  • Take away sample book tasting materials including Goodreads booklists, Book tasting menus, slideshow template, supply lists, and more.
  • Be able to create a book tasting event from start to finish.

This webinar will be of interest to: public, academic, and school librarians, particularly those staff that work with youth, promote reading initiatives, or assist with reference and research needs.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on this page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

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Presentation Material

Speaker's slides
Speaker's Slides 3pp
Handout - Book Tasting Examples