Engaging with readers

A course to help staff create a buzz in the library through deeper engagement with readers. Learners will develop their personal skills and confidence to start great conversations about books across fiction, non-fiction, different ages and tastes. Attractive downloadable resources enable readers to recommend to each other plus there’s a project to use what readers say to boost the popularity of the library.

Was £95.00


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For library assistants and librarians
3 hours online plus 4 hours applying learning in the library. Start and stop as you like.
Every learner receives individual feedback from an Opening the Book assessor to pass the course.


Taking time for the course
How to use the course
Learning from others
How your work is assessed

Part 1: Your job and your readers

Part 1: Your job and your readers
The balancing act
What is your job really like?
The power of reading
Comfort reading
Challenging reading
Sharing reading
Book of the Day

Part 2: What kind of reader are you?

Part 2: What kind of reader are you?
Your reading life
Talking to readers
Reading prejudices
What is a good read?

Part 3: Reading covers

Part 3: Reading covers
Decoding cover clues
Age appeal
Cover information
Loves and hates
Readers' recommendations
Opening up genre

Part 4: Reader-friendly libraries

Part 4: Reader-friendly libraries
Getting it right for readers
A warm welcome
An active service
Being safe, being approachable
Reading conversations
Approaching readers
Getting the best interview
Quoting what people say
Record your results
Using what you learn
Ask for your assessment


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Contact Fiona Edwards on fiona@openingthebook.com.