British Columbia Library Association

RA in a Day 2016

 Registration is closed for this event

Presented by the BCLA Readers’ Advisory Interest Group, this event is about building your RA confidence, reminding you about what you already know, learning to better serve your patrons as readers advisors and enjoying this practical professional development event.

This year we are back in downtown Vancouver, and we are excited about our workshop that explores the relationship between library catalogues, readers, and readers’ advisors, with Samuel Richmond, Head of Bibliographic Services at VPL.

We are honoured to have a keynote speech by Dr. Catherine Sheldrick Ross, professor and former Dean in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Sheldrick Ross authored The Pleasures of Reading: A Booklover's Alphabet which drew on over 300 open-ended interviews with avid readers to explore questions about the experience of pleasure-reading.

This year our ever-popular Speed-Dating Through the Genres will feature: Adventure! LGBTQ+!, Fiction in Translation: French Canadian! Non-fiction graphic novels! Mindfulness!.

Plus we will host a Bookslam demo to which we invite audience participation!

Registration closes at noon on October 7th.

Cancellations received by email to by the registration deadline will receive a refund, less a cancellation fee.  Cancellations received after the deadline may not be eligible for a refund.

For questions about the event, please contact Tara Matsuzaki: Or Shelley Wilson-Roberts

October 18th, 2016 9:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
350 W Georgia Street
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch
Staff Lounge on 7th Floor
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
BCLA Member $ 50.00
Non-Member $ 70.00
Student $ 30.00