RA in a Day 2018 Program

 9:00-9:15   Introduction
 9:15 - 10:30 - Panel: Social Media and Libraries  Learn tips and tricks about how libraries systems like yours are featuring Readers' Advisory on their social media sites. Libraries involved in the panel include St. Thomas Public Library, Kitchener Public Library, and Toronto Public Library.
 10:30-11:00  Break
 11:00-12:00 - Morning Session  Join us for an interactive panel discussion with BilboCommons as well as publishing representatives to discuss how they engage their audiences in readers' advisory initiatives using social media. Questions will include preferred methods of reaching customer, best ways to promote user generated content, as well as ways to keep your customers engaged, and excited about new releases.
 12:00-1:30 - Lunchtime Speaker (includes lunch and awards) Beyond her status as a New York Times bestselling author, the list of Susanna Kearsley's accomplishments is as impressive as it is long. With over a dozen books to her credit, she has twice won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, as well as a RITA award, and the Catherine Cookson Literary Prize. She was also a finalist for the Arthur Ellis award and the Uk's Romantic Novel of the Year. Her newest book Bellewether will be released in April.
 1:30-2:30 - Interactive Session  Take some time with your tablemates to enjoy some entertaining and interactive techniques to put into practice what we've learned about Social Media and RA so far. RA and Social Media tools will be shared with all tables, and RA Committee will be roving to assist with the activities.
 2:30-2:45  Break
 2:45-3:45 - Keynote: Annie Spence  Annie Spence is a librarian and author living in Detroit, Michigan. Her book, Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks, A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes for the Books in her Life, is a collection of letters Annie has composed to her most treasured and least loved titles. Annie will be reading to us from her book and answering questions, with a book sale and signing to follow.
 3:45-4:30 -   Closing Remarks, Giveaways