Open-Source RA: Utilizing Social Media for Better Readers' Advisory


Gone are the days of only reading critical reviews and publisher synopses to learn about new books. Readers, publishers, and authors alike are utilizing social media platforms to spread the word and build interest in titles, new and old. This webinar will review the basic readers' advisory reference interview and the appeal terms to look out for in social media that will help you pair the right book to the right reader. Examples of book reviews and recommendations across multiple social media sites will be shown, along with tips and tricks to find them within each platform.

Presenter: Jessica Curtis


Jessica A. Curtis, M.L.I.S, began teaching as an adjunct instructor at Kent State’s iSchool in 2015. She has worked for the Westerville Public Library in Ohio for over 20 years and is currently an adult reference librarian. She specializes in creating user-friendly adult classes for emerging technology and library services. She is an active member and frequent presenter for the Ohio Library Council. She is the author of the ABC-CLIO publication, Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians (2019). She holds a BA from The Ohio State University and an MLIS from Kent State University.

This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Fee: Norweld Members: Free  |  Other RLS/Non Members: $20
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Lindsay Grider
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