RA in a Day 2018 Program

Taking Reading Online: #reading #socialmedia

9:00- 9:15  Welcoming Remarks
Grab a coffee and carbs! 

 9:15 - 10:30 Panel: Social Media and Libraries
Learn tips and tricks about how library systems like yours are featuring readers' advisory on their social media sites. We'll be discussing lessons learned, how to increase your follower count and engage with your audience more effectively. 
Panelists: Mallory Pierce, Jess Kovacs, St. Thomas Public Library; Charlotte Prong, Kitchener Public Library;  and Brendan Foster Algoo, Wendy Banks, Toronto Public Library.

10:30-11:00  Coffee Break
Feel free to refresh your coffee and meet the vendors at the exhibits. 

11:00-12:00  How To #Bookstagram Like a Pro
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with BiblioCommons, a publishing representative and an expert #bookstagrammer 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.
Panelists: Maxine Levine, BiblioCommons; Dina Pen, Bookstagrammer; Kaitlyn Vincent, HarperCollins

12:00-12:30 Lunch Break
Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Please inform the OLA office inform the OLA office if you have dietary issues. 

12:30-1:30 - Lunchtime Speaker: Susanne Kearsley, author of Belleweather
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 on April 24, but thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada is available today for all RA in a Day attendees! Book sale and signing to follow. Already rated a 4.5 on Goodreads, this title is sure to be on all of your reader's summer reading lists! 


1:30-2:30 - Social Media Tool Kit 
Take time with your table mates 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 expert facilitators will be roving to assist with the activities.

2:30-2:45   Coffee Break
Hydrate, caffeinate, go get a breath of fresh air. We still have one more amazing speaker to go! 

2:45-3:45 Keynote: Annie Spence, author, librarian, your smart and funny new best friend
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.

3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks, Giveaways
You like free books, right? Well guess what, we've got stacks of free books with your name on them! Honestly, please take them, we don't want to carry them home.