PCI Webinar with Di Herald
Advisory for Readers of Speculative Fiction
This informative webinar program focuses on how to help readers of Speculative Fiction, a broad category that encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and horror that is often a mystery to library staff who may not read in those genres.
This session will feature book talks of fiction across the speculative fiction spectrum highlighting appeal factors and read-a-likes.
After this webinar participants will:
- Have an understanding of the unique attributes of different speculative fiction genres
- Be familiar with a few titles in each category
- Know resources to use for finding titles in each of the speculative fiction genres
- Be familiar with major authors in the genres
Diana Tixier Herald ~ Biography
Di’s six-word memoir is “Read to live. Live to read.” Books and libraries became her best friends when, as a child, she changed schools 13 times. Before earning her Master’s degree in Librarianship and Information Management she was a library volunteer, clerk, paraprofessional, and a bookseller. She’s worked in public, academic, school, and special libraries but her passion is public libraries.
She is the series editor of the Genreflecting series from Libraries Unlimited/ABC-Clio and is the author of several books on genre fiction for reader’s advisors including Genreflecting, Teen Genreflecting, Fluent in Fantasy, and Strictly Science Fiction. She has presented on reader’s advisory and genre fiction at conferences in three countries and at many national library and genre conferences. Di is currently the Program & Outreach manager at Delta County Libraries in western Colorado.