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Free Webinars About Books and Authors from Indiana Center for the Book

The Indiana Center for the Book and the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award are excited to announce a series of webinars focused on authors and reading. From booking authors, to learning about new Indiana authors for kids, to diversifying your selections for your book clubs, we’ve got you covered.

All webinars are offered in partnership with the Indiana State Library’s Professional Development Office and are eligible for 1 LEU. Please register to attend. Registration links can be found below. All three webinars will be recorded and available on the Indiana State Library’s Archived Webinar page within 30 days of their production.

KelseyTimmerman.jpg#asset:550:thumbnail1The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit – 1 LEU 

Date: 8/7/2018  Time: 10:00 AM EST  Format: Adobe Connect Webinar 

Looking to book an author at your library? Put your library’s best professional foot forward and avoid common pitfalls. Join Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman and Indiana’s Letters About Literature Coordinator, Suzanne Walker for this discussion about best practices when booking an author. From making sure their dietary needs are met to paying them efficiently, there’s more to booking an author than just deciding on a date. Hosted by Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Program Coordinator, Caity Withers. Be sure to bring all of your questions regarding booking authors.

Presenters: Kelsey Timmerman / Suzanne Walker, Director Indiana Center for the Book / Caity Withers, Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

Kids-Ink.jpg#asset:551:thumbnail100X100Indiana Authors: What’s New in Kids Lit? – 1 LEU 

Date: 8/15/2018  Time: 10:00 AM EST  Format: Adobe Connect Webinar 

Indiana continues to produce great authors for kids. Join Shirley Mullin, owner of Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore in Indianapolis for a conversation about books by new Indiana authors that write for children and great authors to book at your library. 

Presenters: Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink / Suzanne Walker, Director Indiana Center for the Book, / Caity Withers, Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

Tiffani.jpg#asset:552:thumbnail100X100Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership – 1 LEU 

Date: 9/11/2018  Time: 10:00 AM EST  Format: Adobe Connect Webinar 

Are you tired of reading the same books for your book clubs? Are you hoping to reach new audiences? Join Tiffani Carter, the manager of the West Indianapolis Branch Library for some tips and best practices to consider when choosing your book club selections and recruiting new participants.

Presenters: Tiffani Carter, West Indianapolis Branch Library / Suzanne Walker, Director Indiana Center for the Book, / Caity Withers, Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

We hope you will join us! Find other free webinars from the Indiana State Library here.