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ASC 2019-03-05 Minutes

BCCLS Adult Services Committee Meeting
MInutes for Tuesday March 5, 2019 10:00 am Closter Public Library

Present: Jessica Bielen (Co-chair- Livingston), Lorri Steinbacher (Co-chair- Ridgewood), Melody Scagnelli-Townley (BCCLS), Julia Nock (Closter), Julie Whitehead (Dumont), Leann Lydon (Garfield), Dawn Petretti-Silvera (Glen Ridge), Cathy Folk- Pushee (Hackensack)

Absent: Jennifer Hendricks (Franklin Lakes), Katie Neylan (Livingston), Theresa Sarracino (Glen Rock), Jonna Davis (Teaneck), Janet Dunn (Westwood), Mary Kirsch (Fair Lawn), Ethan Galvin (West Caldwell), Gina Gerard (Hawthorne), Molly McKenney (Upper Saddle River)


Volunteer Recorder: Julie Whitehead

Approval of Minute from February 5, 2019 (all agreed)

Old Business
● Collection Development Tips/Know Your E-sources Tips - These will be paused
until the new committee meets
● Reader's Advisory Unconference- Lorri shared some helpful things learned at the
unconference, and brought a list that was compiled by Gina at the conference
● Reader's Advisory Program Date - It was decided that because of the committee
change, the committee's RA program will be rescheduled for Tuesday, May 14th,
possible at Wyckoff. Lorrie will confirm the location and Cathy will update the
Save the Date email.

● Reader's Advisory Program Structure
○ Welcome and Introduction (Lorri)
○ Skit
○ Part 1:
■ How to Talk About What you Don't Know (Obscure Genres)
-discussion of Amazon, Good Reads, Novelist Lists
■ The Not Present Reluctant Reader - use of subject headings,
genres, variety of selections
■ The Impatient Fan (When the reader has read everything by their
favorite author) - backlist readalikes, top 10 author displays, earlier
celebrity picks
■ The Selective Reader - Novelist using Author and Book
■ Genre Breakout Groups
○ Break
○ Part 2: Passive Reader's Advisory
■ Ask Me What I'm Reading Buttons
■ Book Jar
■ Displays
■ Recently Returned Display
■ Gold Stars for starred review books
■ Library Reads Stickers
■ Social Media RA
● #BookFaceFriday
● Spine poetry
● Twitter
● If you like That, Read This on Instagram
Other Parts of the Program:
● Email the generated genre author lists to attendees after the program
● Provide the tools and resources lists to attendees
● Set up example displays
● Lorri will bring the buttons
Melody set up Google Docs for the Resources List and Lorri will confirm the date and location of
the Reader's Advisory program with BCCLS and Wyckoff

Next Meeting : April 9th, 10:00 am location TBD

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