Events & Programs
Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) – Blue Ash [SWON]
September 11, 9:03 am - 11:30 am
Yearly dues $50 -100 (includes books): ROYAL is a group of school and public library staff serving teens who meet regularly to review and share information about new YA books, which are provided by publishers via SWON.
SWON Libraries Meeting Room
10250 Alliance Rd.
Next to Suite 114
Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
Who Should Attend:
Collection Development StaffYA LibrariansHigh School Media SpecialistsLibrary Staff who work with teens
Collection Development and ManagementCollections for Young AdultsBuilds a collection designed to meet the needs and interes of young adultsEstablishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant resources to meet young adult’s evolving needsFacilitates young adults’ requests for information and provides accurate and appropriate answersConnects young adults and their families with resources that encourage reading
How it works:
Publishers send copies of their new titles to SWON, which are the distributed to our ROYAL groups. These books are aimed at the target audience of YA readers, grades 7-12. At each meeting reviews of the last meeting’s books are shared orally. Members then get to choose books to read and review for the next meeting.
The number of books provided to you is based on the number of reviewers registered for the meeting on our website and the number of books received from the publishers. Reviews are shared with the publishers and are a requirement of participation.
Members get to keep the books that they review. Many of the reviewers add the books to their library’s collection, adding close to $1,000 worth of books to their shelves on a yearly basis. However, members are also welcome to keep the books for themselves, or distribute them in any way they choose.
$50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions*
$100 per year for everyone else** * FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue** $50 per year for members in our Ohio service area with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue
If you are a publisher and would like to be included in our review process, please contact the SWON Libraries office at (513) 751-4422 or email us.