Running Book Discussion Groups: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians (A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians) (How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians (Numbered))

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Oprah. The Today Show. Live! With Regis and Kelly. Their book clubs attract millions— and send hordes of readers to the library. Your library may not be able to hold millions, but there's no reason your discussion group can't be every bit as popular and appreciated as those on TV. This unique manual shows you step-by-step how to build, improve, and maintain successful, engaging book discussion groups. Chapters answer the fundamental questions: How do you build membership? Choose the right titles? Schedule and arrange meetings? Develop questions? Get free or discounted books? Provide an inviting atmosphere and setting? Planning, publicity, facilitating discussions, programming techniques, and assessment are discussed in detail. Essential advice on programming includes 15 ready-to-use discussion guides; One Book-One City program ideas; online forums; title selection; and more. Any library starting or running book discussion groups will want this practical guide by their side.

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Author John, a librarian, book reviewer, writer, and experienced book-group leader, believes in the power of good book groups. Her book provides a detailed step-by-step guide to the tasks and responsibilities librarians are likely to encounter as book-group leaders conducting booktalks both on-site and online. Containing chapters on launching and running successful book-discussion groups; guides to 11 titles selected from the classics, nonfiction, best-sellers, and genre fiction; and lots of sample publicity material as well as helpful resources to lighten a busy librarian's workload (annotated bibliographies, online evaluation tools, professional organizations, and partnership strategies with checklists for getting help from bookstores, schools, and community groups), this is essential reading for anyone who may be considering taking on the role of a book-discussion-group leader and a refresher for the more experienced among us. Diana Kirby
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This is essential reading for anyone who may be considering taking on the role of book discussion group leader and a refresher for the experienced among us. --Booklist

Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries. --Catholic Library World, March 2007

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