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Librarians at festivals!

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.


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This entry was posted on October 5, 2013 by in book discovery, collaboration, programs, reader services.
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