Training: Stock selection & promotion



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"Excellent. Enthusiastic, educative, encouraging! Leaves a lasting impression and gives us all the power to go out and promote reading, books and libraries." Public Library Staff.

"Today made me think again about how it all looks to customers. Plenty of approaches to use straightaway." Public Library Staff.

Jerry Hurst delivered a course that was not only inspiring, but packed with ideas and good sound advice and guidance. I recommend Jerry wholeheartedly - enthusiastic, committed and an excellent communicator.
Nia Gruffydd, Children's and Young People's Librarian, Gwynedd Libraries

Jerry works participants hard and feedback from both courses was extremely positive. Jerry seems to manage to get everyone engaged and participating. People go away inspired , with the back-up of thorough hand-outs for when the initial enthusiasm has worn off. One person who attended Jerry's course said that he had changed her way of working for ever.
Jane Mathieson, Regional Reader Development Co-ordinator, Time To Read.

Effective library stock selection - and imaginative promotion in the library or school and beyond.

As with all of Jerry's training, sessions can be tailored to specific local needs. Jerry is also happy to create new courses. Training is adaptable to Library, School, Archive, Theatre, Arts, Museum, Heritage, Sports and Leisure settings. The focus can be work with children, teenagers or adults or the full range of service provision.

Training options include:

  • Future libraries: New challenges, fresh opportunities for resource selection and promotion in the Secondary School
  • Never mind the width, feel the quality! Library stock promotion on a shoestring
  • Setting out our stall: approaches to library stock, layout and presentation
  • The write stuff? Stock selection and promotion as a focus for partnership with users and potential users

Photograph. LibraryPhotograph. ReadingPhotograph of Jerry Hurst training session

Areas commonly explored across these training options:

  • Early years through teens to adults
  • What is 'the right stuff'?
  • Diversity and accessibility
  • Picture books / Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Comics and magazines
  • Audio visual materials
  • The new media
  • 'Leading and being led' - selecting in partnership with users
  • Dealing with controversy
  • Library layout and presentation
  • Reading ideas and activities
  • Library display
  • Maintaining awareness
  • Staff involvement
  • Action planning

If you need further information, or would like to discuss your training or consultancy requirements, please e mail or phone 07950 408347.

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