Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer reading is here. Are you ready?

Woman reading outside by the water
Image from Pixabay
Do you panic when someone asks you to recommend a book? Do you need to brush up on how to use OverDrive? Do you need help planning a book club? Or, do you need to learn more about children's books? 

BadgerLearn Pro is here to help you discover free continuing education resources! Below are a few recommended resources to refresh your readers' advisory skills. You can find additional resources on the BadgerLearn Pro website

Wisconsin's Digital Library FAQ

From Wisconsin Public Library Consortium
Do you need help using Wisconsin's Digital Library? Here are some common questions and their answers for using the OverDrive interface, both on desktop and mobile devices.

Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age

From InfoPeople
Want ideas to help users apply engaging reading techniques across books, apps, movies, and other media? Author Jason Boog explores a set of interactive reading techniques that can help parents and caregivers to increase a child’s intellectual development.

“Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.”: An Overview of the Horror Genre

From Kentucky Department for Library and Archives
How do you help your patron find horror books that match their preferences? Learn about the basics of horror in this one-hour session.

Diversity in Children’s Literature

From Georgia Public Library Service
Join us for a conversation with award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. We’ll talk with him about his work, his inspiration, and his recent projects.
How can you prepare and what are some tips and tricks for making the group run smoothly and the discussion meaningful? Join Vicki Wood, Youth Services Supervisor at Lincoln City Libraries and Lisa Kelly – Nebraska Library Commission - as they present lessons learned from leading book groups.

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Written by:
Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning