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Becky Siegel 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 20 year locally elected Library Trustee [still serving] and a Board member for the Reaching Across Illinois Library System. Known for her work with horror readers, Becky is the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and recently completed the 3rd Editio ...more

RA For All Roadshow Virtual Appearance in the Harrisburg [PA] Region

Today is great example of how small libraries can band together to bring me to train their staff as today I will be working with a couple of libraries to do an interactive version of my basic RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like A Reader.

This talk follows my 10 Rules of Basic RA Service as an outline, but there are slides to make it look better on Zoom. And with this presentation, the time h

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