Actual Reading Interests of Children I: Legos, Princesses, Spongebob, and Pokemon
Actual Reading Interests of Children II: Just Buy Every Single Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-Alike You Can Find
Actual Reading Interests of Young Adults I: Angst, Angst, Distopian Angst.
Actual Reading Interests of Young Adults II: No, the Fault In Our Stars is Checked Out and There Is a 2 Month Waiting List for It and Everything Else Written By John Green, But Here Are Some Similar Titles You Might Enjoy Instead.
Reader’s Advisory Skills 101:
*This is actually the whole course.
Reader’s Advisory Skills 102, Following Up: “Did you like it? Oh, it sucked? That’s okay, I didn’t write it so I’m not offended, just tell me what you didn’t like about it and we’ll find you something less lame.”
Reader’s Advisory Skills 103, Online Resources: Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon are a Gift from The Universe And You Should Praise Them As Such Every Damn Day
Youth Culture 101, Linguistics: How to Tell if a Teen is Secretly Cursing You Out
Youth Culture 102, Relevant References: Know Your Viral Vines and Popular Youtube Channels
Youth Culture 103, Computer Games: How To Help Your Computer Recover if Roblox, Halo, or Minecraft Cause It to Crash
Sweatin’ to the Oldies: Making the Most out of the Stupid Summer Reading Theme a Bunch of Old People Picked Out for You and Your Kids
That’s Very Pinteresting: Inspiration and DIY Ideas for Programming, Decor, Displays, and Collection Development Because Why Reinvent the Wheel?
Budgeting 101: Swallowing Your Pride and Crushing Your Dreams In One Fell Swoop
Pushing the Envelope: When That Envelope Is Full of Pennies and That’s Your Programming Budget for the Year
Getting Blood from a Stone: Once You’ve Recovered and Are Done Bawling About Your Budget, Learn How to Ball on a Budget and Become Really Well Known at your Local Dollar Tree
Guilting People Into Generosity 101: “It’s For the Children.”
Supplies and Demanding Children: You Will Literally Always Need More Gluesticks and Construction Paper
3D Printing A Seed Library, and Other Ridiculous Concepts and Contraptions That You Will Read About In Professional Publications But Will Never Be Attainable or Applicable @ Your Library Given Your Budget and Patrons’ Needs
Professional Attire: The Best Cardigans for You and Where To Buy Them Cheaply, En Masse
Dealing with Pubescent Patrons: How to Gently But Firmly Stave Off the Advances of a Twelve Year Old Boy Trying to Convince You To Leave Your Husband Because You Know He Is Probably Just Practicing to Ask Out A Girl His Own Age And You Don’t Want to Crush His Confidence But Also Ew.
Dealing with Difficult Coworkers: Being an Asshole Isn’t In Your Job Description Either Yet You Still Do That Every Day
Dealing with Difficult Coworkers II: You Are Clearly Miserable Because You Picked The Wrong Profession and I Feel Sorry For You
Dealing with Difficult Union Representatives: Don’t.
Stacks Survivalism: How to Breathe Through Your Mouth when Dealing with Mouth Breathers Who Have No Sense of Personal Hygiene or Personal Space
Dealing With Parents Who Care Too Much: Gifted Children Are Actually a Curse
Spanish for Librarians:There Is No Subtitle for This. You Really Just Ought to Learn Spanish. Why Are They Not Teaching Spanish. I Will Never Need To Learn How To Code a MARC Record But I Need to Speak Spanish Every Day But Can’t. Just Kidding, This Turned Into a Subtitle.
In closing, you can expect me to be running the GSLIS program at URI real soon.