A new approach to readers’ advisory--the aim of this five-week asynchronous online course is to get participants immersed in a slice of genre fiction that they wouldn’t normally read on their own so that they could carry on an intelligent conversation about it with a library patron. More generally, the course is all about changing our attitudes, namely: recognizing the importance of browsing books outside our respective comfort zones so that we can better serve a diverse constituency of readers.
The workload will vary from roughly two to four hours per week.
This course is suitable for librarians working with teenagers or adults in the public library setting or school media specialists.
A working knowledge of presentation technology, such as Microsoft Powerpoint or Google Slides would be helpful.