Top 5 of the Nonfiction 5
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 102/104/106
Floundering at the desk when asked for a book you might not be familiar with? What if it’s nonfiction? Get a “go-to” list for books/authors of popular nonfiction for leisure readers. RA experts will showcase five top nonfiction areas for readers (history, sports, micro-histories, the occult, and pop culture) and what every librarian should know about them: the top five books, up-and-comers, and trends.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Discover five go-to titles in nonfiction areas to promote to readers.
2: Gain an understanding of the appeal of certain nonfiction areas for readers and respond professionally with appropriate suggested reading.
3: Feel confident talking with patrons about nonfiction areas in the news and on readers' radar.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction: single speaker/panel with questions or audience participation throughout
Tags: Collections/Tech Services, Adult Services, Collection Development, Hot Topics, Public Services, Readers' Advisory
Kaite Stover, Director of Readers' Services
The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
Kaite Mediatore Stover is the Director of Readers' Services for The Kansas City Public Library. She holds Masters degrees in Library Science and English Literature from Emporia State University. Stover is the co-editor of The Readers' Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) with Jessica Moyer. Stover has published articles in Reference & User Services Quarterly, Library Journal, Wilson Library Bulletin, and Young Adult Library Services.
Barry Trott, Williamsburg Regional Library
Williamsburg Regional Library, 23188, VA
Rebecca Vnuk, Reference and Collection Management Editor
Booklist, Chicago, IL
Rebecca Vnuk is the Collection Management and Library Outreach Editor for Booklist Publications. She has held a variety of positions in libraries (including Collection Development, Readers' Advisory, and management experience)and is the author of three RA reference books on the topic of Women's Fiction. Her latest book is THE WEEDING HANDBOOK: A SHELF-BY-SHELF GUIDE, published by ALA Editions in 2015.
Craig Clark, Freelance librarian
Clark Free Library, Columbus, OH
Andie Paloutzian, Story Center Manager
Mid-Continent Public Library - Woodneath Library Center, ,
Andie Paloutzian is the Story Center Program Manager where she works to create a meaningful series of workshops and curates a related resource collection for authors, storytellers and filmmakers. She has presented on readers' advisory, publishing, customer service and up-selling. She has a background in management and training, as well journalism.