Recommending audio-visual materials is different than performing reader’s advisory regarding books. In this two-hour online class, students will learn in the first hour how to recommend audiobooks based on what patrons like to read and when/where they listen. We will also discuss ideas about educating patrons in the use of eaudiobooks. The second half of the class will relate library’s dvd collections to their literature collections in such a way that you will learn how to integrate movies into your reader’s advisory duties.
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
- Consider the reading habits of library users to determine their listening preferences
- Tailor audiobook recommendations based on the times and places library users prefer to listen to books
- Integrate the video collection into readers advisory services by relating reading habits to viewing preferences
Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.