reading matters, so let's make public library reader services awesome!
|Nadia Patch in
Brisbane Writers Festival program
Shoutout to a great readers advisor – Nadia Patch – who was recently on the program for Brisbane Writers Festival.
Tell Me What To Read featured Nadia with Suzy Wilson, Felicity Vallence and Katherine Lyall-Watson who ‘scoured the shelves for a no-fail selection of cracking reads’. I like this collaboration between library staff, bookstore staff, publishers and creators.
Jo Beazley and I interviewed Nadia, Reading Coordinator at Brisbane City Council Libraries, for our research project – she provided some early inspiration on training, collaboration and online content.
There are many literary festivals around the country – are other librarians involved in festival presentations? I know Vassiliki Veros and Ellen Forsyth (both NSW) have presented at GenreCon. I think it’s a clever way to match our goals of raising the visibility of reading and of librarians as reading experts.