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Thursday, October 3 • 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Building Reading Culture at Your Library

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While readers’ advisory has always been a core part of the library, it has not always been a place where staff feel like they succeed. In this session, you’ll learn about the ways OPL librarians are providing tools to re-engage staff and patrons around books and reading. You’ll hear about the ways multiple departments in the system have come together to form teams dedicated to strengthening readers’ services. Some examples of the projects you’ll hear about include: forming staff teams for outreach events and creating content for the website; establishing an internal genre study group; promoting books online through an annual “best of” list; creating a reading challenge for patrons; and utilizing digital tools for staff to chat about books and media across branches. Come prepared to take in new ideas in order to get back to the basics of books!

Speakers
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Melanie Schultz

Adult Collection Development Librarian, Omaha Public Library
Melanie Feyerherm Schultz, Collection Development Librarian - Melanie has held various roles in libraries for the past decade. She is currently a Collection Development Librarian with Omaha Public Library ordering materials for the 12 branches in the system. Melanie was the chair... Read More →
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Erin Duerr

Readers and Writers Librarian, Omaha Public Library
Erin Duerr, Readers & Writers Librarian - Erin has been with Omaha Public Library for six years, currently serving as the Readers & Writers Librarian for the 12-branch system. She leads OPL's readers' services-focused staff team, the Well-Read Collective and oversees book clubs and... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
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