Scott County Public Library Offering Readers’ Advisory Roundtable

(SCOTTSBURG) – The Scott County Public Library is offering an inaugural Indiana Adult Readers’ Advisory Roundtable on Tuesday, March 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the library. The library hopes to grow this roundtable, which focuses on sharing ideas and books that libraries can promote to their patrons.

The meeting agenda will be as follows:

  • Organizational ideas: Participants will discuss how to organize the group, select a group name and talk about other miscellaneous information.
  • Readers’ advisory ideas: Participants are encouraged to bring one idea to share relating to what works and what doesn’t work when getting the word out to patrons about books. 
  • Genre study: The library will give a brief overview of genres, explain their importance and discuss current changes affecting them. A genre to study for the remainder of 2020 will also be selected.
  • Book-sharing time: Participants are encouraged to bring one current release, published in 2019-20, to share with the group. This could be a book a roundtable participant is currently reading or just a book that they would like to share with the group. 
  • Upcoming meeting information and closing: The library hopes to encourage regular participation.

The roundtable is approved for one LEU for Indiana librarians. The deadline to sign-up is Feb. 28. Please email Bill Anderson, collection development librarian, and cataloger at the Scott County Public Library, to sign-up or with any questions about the roundtable. 

The library is located at located at 108 S. Main St. in Scottsburg.