Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information

Event Name:The Return of Book Look
Competency:Collection Management and Youth
Description:A book SALEabration and publisher update session.  Book displays will open at 9:30 and the professional development session will begin at 10:00 and include lunch.  You are invited to come and see an extensive variety of newly published books and eBooks that your patrons and students will love!

Save Money $$$$
All attendees will receive a 5% discount on all books selected at the review and purchased now, throughout the spring or even for next year’s budget. FREE library processing (including shelf ready) and shipping is included on all orders.

Social Opportunity
An opportunity to meet librarians from other libraries and share trends, circulation results, ideas and experiences with others. Lunch will be provided. Fruit, snacks, dessert and drink will also be available throughout the event.

Benefit from “See before you buy” service by viewing thousands of book titles. All selected books will be organized into a list which will be placed in each librarian’s personal Web Store after the review. The list will then be available for their review and subject to any necessary changes.

Thirty Seven (37) publishers on display for grades PreK-6
Twenty Five (25) publishers on display for middle school
Twenty One (21) publishers on display for high school

 All attendees will receive a FREE book.

Continuing Education
Presentation on “How Can Publishers Influence Your Summer Reading Program This Year?” will provide valuable insights on how new book enhancements can better engage your patrons and elevate the success of your program. Demonstrations on how publishers are combining technology with print books will be included. Bring your own device (BYOD) will allow attendees to personally experience technology options.

After lunch we will host a youth services round table discussion to share your challenges and successes and have an opportunity to network with your peers

Presented by
Jim and Chris Hopper, Gumdrop Books

Jim Hopper-Jim has been a hands-on Gumdrop Manager in Ohio since 2017. He started serving libraries for Gumdrop in 2004. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant for 10 years. His desire to work directly with people and focus on traditional customer service and not solely the “bottom line” have led him to a life as a sales professional.  He is very disappointed with the decline in national literacy rates and vows to help our young readers today find books that will inspire them to read. He views his relationships with publishers to be a large asset for his customers. He is very grateful for each of his customers that he can proudly call his friend.
Chris Hopper-Chris joined his Dad and the Gumdrop family in 2014. Upon his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, he began serving Librarians in Western and Central New York. He has authored two professional development sessions that have allowed our team to keep librarians informed of new publisher enhancements and applications. He has been instrumental in helping customers and colleagues navigate technology upgrades and better utilize digital resources.
Jim and Chris have created numerous book review options since 2016. Each book review option helps the librarian seek input from third parties and enhance their purchasing process. A primary purpose of each book review is help increase circulation of new books.
Event Date:3/3/2020
Event Time:9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Location:Cuyahoga Falls Library
2015 3rd St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in new youth books

Competency:  Collection Development

Cost: FREE

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