Nancy, Maureen and Etta
Book clubs… Reading Clubs… Literature Circles… in essence, they’re all the same thing. A reader, be it child, teen or adult, has much to gain by reading the same book as others in a group and then sharing their experience with the other members. This workshop will focus on the issues:
- Why to have a book club
- How to start a book club
- Selecting books
- Running and marketing a book club
and book club best practices, based on theory, research, and experience from three librarians who run three different types of successful book clubs: Nancy Austein, Etta Gold, and Maureen Reister.
Nancy Austein is the Library Director at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX.
Etta Gold is the Library Director of Temple Beth Am in Miami, FL.
Maureen Reister is Dirctor of Libraries at Ann & Nate Levine Academy, a Solomon Schechter School in Dallas, TX.
They gave this presentation at the Association of Jewish Libraries annual convention on June 23, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.
78 min 48 sec