Staying In Genre Shape (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


Once you know what makes
a mystery a mystery or a fantasy a fantasy and why a patron may prefer one of
those genres to another, it is time to move on to the next step...keeping that
genre knowledge up to date. 

Yes, Harry Potter will always be classified a
fantasy and Agatha Christie a mystery, but within those larger categories there
are smaller subgenres and trends that evolve over time.

Join noted Readers'
Advisory Specialist and long-time Genre Study coordinator, Becky Spratford as
she gives you a work out plan for staying in genre shape. She will show you not
only how vital it is to stay on top of the changes within genre fiction, but
also how easy and, more importantly, fun it is to stay in genre shape. Together
we will rethink the entire concept of genre and how we use it to help readers
find their next good read. 

Attendees will learn how to:



create a genre work out plan for
yourself and your staff


stay abreast of current trends in
genre fiction


identify the most useful genre
resources based on your individual needs


organize a genre study


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event Type: 
Online Course
Monday, April 22, 2019 (All day)