Beyond Genre: Exploring the Perception, Uses, and Misuses of Genre by Readers, Writers, and Librarians

Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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Speaker: Laura Lippman, Author, Harper Collins
Speaker: Margaret Dilloway, Author, Penguin
Speaker: Naomi Novik, Author, Random House

Librarians have traditionally relied on genre classifications to create smaller, browsable collections, but as genre boundaries increasingly overlap, this becomes more difficult. Join us at the Readers' Advisory Research and Trends Forum where we question authors and librarians about the ways genre is used to sell books, the limitations of reading within a genre box, and the challenges "genre" poses for readers’ advisors.

**Selected as a conference "top pick" by Library Journal!**

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This year’s RA Forum program “Beyond Genre: Exploring the Perception, Uses, and Misuses of Genre by Readers, Writers, and Librarians” will take place on Saturday the 29th of June from 10:30-11:30 in the Convention Center room S406b. NOTE THAT THE ROOM LOCATION HAS CHANGED!

The CODES RA Research and Trends Committee has created a handout to accompany the program. It includes key books and articles about genre, links to useful blogs and websites devoted to genre, and a selection of sure-bet titles for popular genres. It is attached to this post.

Come join authors Naomi Novik, Laura Lippman, and Margaret Dilloway, as well as your fellow librarians, in a wide ranging discussion about the way we use genre classifications and how we might re-think our practices. Certain to be fun, thought provoking, and useful! Free copies of books by each author will be signed and given out while supplies last.