Ready to take your current readers’ advisory practices to the next level? Join us for inspiration on moving your readers’ services from a fun thing you fit in (among everything else you’ve got to do) to a defining service of your library. Listen in as Jane George, Team Leader, Paraparaumu Library, Kapiti Coast District Libraries, and Amy Heap, Outreach and Promotions Coordinator, Riverina Regional Library as they describe reader-focused efforts at their libraries. You’ll hear about sources they use and their work to make their collections more inclusive.

This 45-minute session will be recorded and archived on the NoveList web site.

Want additional ideas? Join Kylie Peckham, part-time librarian at Monash Public Library Service (and EBSCO trainer extraordinaire) who will share how to access readers’ advisory content and also provide search strategy tips in NoveList. We welcome anyone interested to stay for this additional 15-minute training.

The webinar is now archived. Watch the recording or skip ahead to the training session that took place after the webinar.

This webinar is archived



Jane Graham George: Jane has taught readers' advisory services classes for the MLIS programmes at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She has presented on readers’ advisory and literary programming topics at the American Library Association, Minnesota Library Association, and LIANZA annual conferences. Her special fondness is for poetry and related programming, but she continues to take professional and personal pleasure in engaging with readers of all kinds and helping them find materials to their liking.  

Amy Heap: After a misspent youth, Amy completed her library degree through Charles Sturt University while her children were tiny and has now been working in public libraries for thirteen years; beginning in Local Studies before moving to programs and promotions. Amy and her team provide programs for people of all ages across the 20 branches of the Riverina Regional Library. Given that she can’t find anyone to pay her to read whatever she wants, Amy loves helping others find great books to read, and designing and delivering programs that engage the community with learning and social connection.

Kylie Peckham: Kylie is a qualified librarian who has worked in the information arena for almost 25 years. Currently employed by both EBSCO Information Services, and Monash Public Libraries, she has the pleasure of working within the realm of her two passions – electronic resources, and all things books! Kylie loves sharing knowledge about resources that can empower both library staff and library patrons. While all her friends are watching Netflix, Kylie is ploughing through her latest pile of great reads, and placing reservations on titles she can’t yet get her hands on. And she really does believe that libraries change lives!

Kathy Stewart, Moderator: If you’ve heard about NoveList, you might have talked with Kathy. She loves sharing the good stuff about NoveList products with all interested, drawing upon her public librarian experience to help others match readers with books. Kathy’s background as a children’s librarian still informs her reading, from picture books that are read-aloud fodder to character-driven, ‘quiet’ books for older kids and teens.

Lori Reed is the Marketing Specialist at NoveList. She is currently listening to Imaginary Friend by Steven Chbosky.