Readers’ Advisory Year in Review: 2022 (PCI Webinars)
2022 has moved into our rearview, everyone is eager to jump into the fresh start of 2023, but hold up for just a bit longer. It is important, every year, to take a step back and look critically at the year that was before setting goals or service plans for the next year. Join noted Readers’ Advisory expert, Becky Spratford as she walks you through the highlights [and lowlights] of 2022 in Adult Leisure Reading.
From the biggest trends, to the authors, titles, and genres that broke through, Becky will break it all down for you, wringing out the best of 2022 to take with us as we plan our service to Adult readers for another new year.
Becky Spratford ~ Biography
Becky Spratford [MLIS] is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and a horror review column for Library Journal. Becky is a 21 year locally elected Library Trustee [still serving], a Board member for the Reaching Across Illinois Library System, and on the Executive Board of the Illinois Library Association.
Known for her work with horror readers, Becky is the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Third Edition [ALA Editions, 2021]. She is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves as the Association’s Secretary and organizer of their annual Librarians’ Day. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll.