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Entries for 'book-clubs-discussion-groups'

Nancy, Maureen and Etta

Book clubs… Reading Clubs… Literature Circles… in essence, they’re all the same thing. A reader, be it child, teen or adult, has much to gain by reading the same book as others in a group and then sharing their experience with the other members. This workshop will focus on the issues:

  • Why to have a book club
  • How to start a book club
  • Selecting books
  • Running and marketing a book club

and book club best practices, based on theory, research, and experience from three librarians who run three different types of successful book clubs: Nancy Austein, Etta Gold, and Maureen Reister.

Nancy Austein is the Library Director at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX.

Etta Gold is the Library Director of Temple Beth Am in Miami, FL.

Maureen Reister is Dirctor of Libraries at Ann & Nate Levine Academy, a Solomon Schechter School in Dallas, TX.

They gave this presentation at the Association of Jewish Libraries annual convention on June 23, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.

78 min 48 sec