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The primary mission of the CAL Readers' Advisory Interest Group is to foster interest in readers' advisory and to help librarians improve their readers' advisory skills. Secondarily, the group will assist librarians in the promotion of literature and reading in their communities. In support of this mission, the Readers' Advisory Interest Group will provide continuing education to members and create opportunities for members to share information and resources.

Reader's Advisory Spring Workshop
Carbon Valley Regional Library
of Highplains Library District
in Firestone
10:00AM - 4:00PM


10:00 am -11:00 amState of the State:  Jessi Barrientos and Amy Hall Present their findings from a survey presented to librarians regarding Reader’s Advisory Services provided by Colorado Libraries.

11:00am -12:00 pmWork shopping:  Reader’s Advisory Questions. Groups will work at tables, discussing tools they would use and recommendations they would provide for a variety of Advisory Questions.

12:00 pm-1:00 pm -  Lunch:  provided by Qdoba

1:00 pm -2:30 pm - PB&J: Melissa Della Penna and Carol Unwin present tools and tactics for helping with those tough children’s advisory questions, from finding the correct lexile to discovering challenging but age-appropriate books for kids

3:00pm – 4:00pm  Getting to Know Local Publisher Reps: Representatives from Penguin/Random House, Macmillan, and Norton will present from their upcoming lists, then will hang out to network with librarians. Get to know your reps!



Karen Andrews
Lafayette Public Library
Amy Hall
Douglas County Libraries

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