Reaching Forward Fridays

Every Friday at 1:00 p.m.

The Reaching Forward Conference may have been canceled, but we're bringing its programming to you! 

#OwnVoices for All Readers: Incorporating EDI Values into
Readers’ Advisory Service

Friday, April 3, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Online (Zoom)

Registration is closed.
A recording will be available next week.

Providing robust readers’ advisory service that values equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) principles is essential to all library service. Join Readers’ Advisory specialist Becky Spratford as she provides the information you need to diversify your suggestions, identify resources, and include more staff input in order to confidently promote and place more #OwnVoices titles into adult patrons’ hands. You’ll come away with an understanding of how easy it to incorporate EDI values into your normal RA practices. All you need is a little nudge in the right direction.

All Reaching Forward Friday webinars are free and recordings will be available


About the Presenter


Becky Spratford is a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog
 RA for All.  She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and a horror review column for Library Journal. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is currently hard at work on the 3rd Edition. She is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves as the Association’s Secretary and organizer of their annual Librarians’ Day. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll

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