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Organisation Name: Reader Development: A Reader-Centred Approach Seminar
The Reader Development: A reader-centred approach seminar was held on Thursday 22 February 2007, at the State Library of Victoria. It is part of the professional development delivered as part of the Statewide Public Libraries Development Projects, under the Workforce Sustainability and Leadership Project.

Many public libraries have strong reader development programs in place, and over the last twelve months the State Library has also increased its committment in this area with the creation of a Reader Development Strategy and initiatives such as Reading Victoria.

Objective: The seminar follows on from the highly successful Nancy Pearl workshop in December last year at which she spoke about Mood, Appeal and Motivation in Providing Excellent Reader's Advisory Services. Nancy shared with us her knowledge and passion to help us learn the different appeal charateristics or 'doorways' to books and how they can be used to suggest books to our readers. Nancy also spoke about mood and motivation and how it infulences what patrons might choose to read at a particular time.

The Reader Development seminar continued the focus on the reader in libraries, with emphasis on showcasing innovative ideas and providing practical advise from Australia and overseas.

The semianr program included guest speaker renowed journalist/writer,Jane Sullivan who delivered the opening address Duty or Pleasure: Whey we read, an article she published in an edited form in The Age on Saturday 24 February 2007. Copy of the program is available below.

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  • Duty or Pleasure: Why we read, Jane Sullivan
  • Opportunities for Public Libraries: Programs, professional development, peer-to-peer reading recommendations, Paula Kelly, SLV, speaker notes
  • Reader Development: A Reader-Centred Approach Program
  • Reading Services: Making it happen in inner Melbourne notes by Shirley Prescott
  • Read This! From Seattle to Ashfield by Therese Scott
  • Return to Reading: A UK bookmark notes by Shirley Prescott
  • The Reading Revolution in Country NSW, Janice Biggins' speaker notes
  • You and OZCO - Working with libraries by Nicola Evans & Brian Purcell, Australian Council for the Arts speaker notes

    Presentations
  • Arts Victoria - An overview of funding by Debra Jefferies, Arts Victoria
  • Big Book Club, Big Partnerships by Fiona Lange
  • Opportunities for Public Libraries: Programs, professional development, peer-to-peer reading recommendations, Paula Kelly, SLV
  • Private Sector Support of the Arts - What makes a good partnership? by Ben Clark, Australian Business Arts Foundation
  • Reading Services: Making it happen in inner Melbourne by Shirley Prescott
  • Return to Reading: A UK bookmark by Shirley Prescott
  • The Library @ Sutton: A reader-centric transformation by Debra Rosenfeldt, SLV
  • The Reading Revolution in Country New South Wales by Janice Biggin, Bega Valley Shire Council
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