Demystifying Genre: How To Help Every Type of Reader (archived webinar)

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 



Competency: Public
Services Competencies

Sub-Topic: Reader's


Nothing is scarier than trying to help a fan of a genre you
yourself don't enjoy.

You want to help that, for example, Romance reader find
the perfect book, but you are having trouble knowing where to begin
because...eek!... you don't read Romance. 

You are afraid they will find out you
are a fraud. How can YOU possibly help THEM?!? 

Never fear, in this program,
Readers' Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, will teach you the basic appeals of
the major genres, give you the inside track on what a fan of that genre is most
drawn to, and provide you with talking points to get your genres readers to
tell you what they want. 

You will leave this webinar with the confidence and
skill to help fans of every genre, regardless of whether or not you have ever
read a book in that genre yourself. And that will leave a trail of happy
patrons in your wake.

Attendees will learn how to:



sort genres into like categories
based on how they appeal to readers


understand the major tropes and
appeal factors for each genre and how they apply to specific authors and titles


use genre specific resources to help
readers quickly


engage readers of any genre  in meaningful and successful Readers Advisory


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event Type: 
Issues and Trends
Online Course
Monday, September 23, 2019 (All day)