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Event Name:Back to the Book XVIII: Doorways into Reading
Description:This is the 18th year for Back to the Book.  We are pleased to be welcoming back Nancy Pearl.  The morning will feature Nancy's presentation:
Doorways into Reading:  Improving Reader’s Advisory Skills
This workshop will focus on defining, refining, and using the concept of “doorways into reading' to help readers find their next good book; the role of mood and motivation in selecting a good book to read, ideas for displays, and tips and tricks to use in readers’ advisory work.

After lunch you will hear about Reading Conversations from Robin Nesbitt,  Manager of the Hilliard Branch and Readers’ Advisory Lead with the  Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Robin will talk about how CML changed its RA focus from advice to conversations. She’ll also talk about the power of visual displays, providing examples of great visual promotions and tips for new merchandising strategies.

You will then be treated to a Book Buzz with Penguin Random House  
Be the first to know about the hot upcoming titles from the world’s largest publishing house!  Amanda Fensch, Sales Manager at Penguin Random House, will present an exciting book talk featuring late 2017 and spring 2018 titles, along with discussions on how to use the titles in your reader’s advisory work.

Lastly, we will interview Nancy Pearl and hear about her new book, George & Lizzie.  Send Melissa Lattanzi the questions you want to ask Nancy Pearl.

Nancy Pearl is a librarian and lifelong reader. She regularly comments on books on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Among her many awards and honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal; the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association; the 2010 Margaret E. Monroe Award from the Reference and Users Services Association of the American Library Association; and the 2004 Women's National Book Association Award, given to "a living American woman who …has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation."

Robin Nesbitt is the Manager of the Hilliard Branch and Readers’ Advisory Lead at Columbus Metropolitan Library (Library Journal’s 2010 Library of the Year).  She was named a 2014 LJ Mover and Shaker for her work in readers’ advisory. Robin is a member of the steering committee that launched LibraryReads

Amanda Fensch has been a circulation clerk, a youth and YA librarian, and a department manager in northern and central Ohio public libraries.  Her love of books and authors is now carried over to Penguin Random House, where she works directly will all public libraries in Ohio, Virginia, and D.C.  A purveyor of everything geeky, you can usually find her delving into the latest board or video games, playing Dungeons & Dragons, or listening to the latest sci-fi audiobook while walking park trails.

Event Date:10-23-17
Event Time:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM Eastern
Location:Hilton Garden Inn
8971 Wilcox Dr
Twinsburg, OH 44087

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in Readers' Advisory for Adults
Competency:  Readers' Advisory
GEO Cost:      $160
Bronze Cost:  $120
Silver Cost:    $ 80
Gold Cost:     FREE

There is an additional $25 surcharge for facility use and amenities.
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Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
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