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>Readers’ Advisory Conference at Albany Public Library


Date: Monday, November 13 – Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Place: Albany Public Library
Albany Public Library is proud to announce its third annual continuing education opportunity, By the Book: Genre and Gender – A Readers’ Advisory Conference. Library professionals, library school students, and support staff are invited to attend featured programs that include readers’ advisory techniques and advice for reaching out to romance fans as well as Gen-X readers and beyond.

A recognized leader in innovative library service, Albany Public Library is pleased to host this annual conference on readers’ advisory services and bring you two notable practitioners of the art of readers’ advisory: Kaite Mediatore Stover, a readers’ services librarian for Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and David Wright, a readers’ services librarian for Seattle Public Library. Both have provided training and workshops to librarians and paraprofessional staff around the country, as well as contributed regularly to professional publications.

On Monday evening, November 13th, guests are invited to attend an exclusive Book Tasting program, APL’s newest, most popular readers’ advisory program for adults. Enjoy an eclectic mix of food and fiction as we sample treats from a local restaurant while we chat about David Kamp’s The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation.

Our Tuesday morning sessions will offer attendees insight into the appeal of the romance genre as well as connecting with Gen X and Y readers in their late teens to mid-thirties. In the afternoon, Kaite Mediatore Stover and David Wright will present a special “He Reads, She Reads” program based on their Library Journal column of the same name.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in two breakout sessions that afternoon, choosing from: Bombs, Bullets, and Beyond: What Men Read; After Booktalking: an alternative programming roundtable; See Jane Read: An Overview of Chick Lit; and tours of APL’s award-winning Cybermobile.

Our flexible and affordable registration options will allow librarians, library school students, and paraprofessional staff of all levels to take away valuable real-world advice from By the Book: Genre and Gender. The conference registration fee is $65 (student rate $25) and includes Book Tasting on 11/13, and breakfast and lunch on 11/14. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. For more information and registration forms, please visit: Questions? Contact Amy Maurer McLaughlin at or 518-427-4349.

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