Monday, October 15, 2007

Webchat "Book Lust" and library services with Nancy Pearl, Oct. 16, 11am

Discussing "Book Lust" and Library Services with Nancy Pearl - online

Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Time: 11:00am - 12:00noon (local South African time)

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Nancy Pearl is a author, television host and librarian who has a theory that libraries are like three-legged foot stools, and like any good stool, the legs need to be of equal length to provide maximum usefulness and stability. In library terms, those "legs" are technology, reader's advisory services, and outreach and programming. Join Pearl on October 16 for a webchat during which she will advocate that more attention be paid to the latter two services in order to keep our libraries at the center of their communities.

Guest Biography: Nancy Pearl speaks about the pleasures of reading to library and community groups throughout the world and recommends books regularly on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. She is the author of "Book Crush: For Kids and Teens: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest"; "Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason"; and "More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading
Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason", all published by Sasquatch Books. Pearl is the recipient of the 2004 Women's National Book Association Award and the 2004 Louis Shores Greenwood Publishing Group Award for excellence in the reviewing of books and other materials for libraries. She also is the model for the Librarian Action Figure toy figurine produced by Archie McPhee. Pearl received her library degree in 1967 from the University of Michigan.

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This webchat is sponsored by the US State Dept.

Amy Bell Mulaudzi

American Library

U.S. Consulate General Cape Town

Tel: 021-702-7463