Looking for a challenge? Longing for justification for all the reading you do? Hereâ€™s your solution: join the Rapid Reviews team now!
Picture yourself at the Vermont Library Conference this May, sitting in front, promoting the best reading around for an all librarian audienceâ€¦ Weâ€™re assembling a new team this year, and you could be part of it. Traditionally, the books for Rapid Reviews are adult fiction and nonfiction appearing in the current yearâ€”so May 2008 to May 2009. No best sellers allowedâ€”since libraries know all about those titles.
If you have a special interest (new fiction, poetry, religion, etc.), please indicate that as well. Nominees should be able to meet twice between now and April 15, at a place and time to be determined based on the reviewers. If everything works for you except the meetingsâ€”go ahead and apply anyway.
This offer is open to anyone who loves to readâ€”whether youâ€™re a library director, a book store employee, college staff, whatever. Know someone on staff whoâ€™s a natural at promoting books? Ask them to apply, please! Send a letter of interest, a brief resume, and a written booktalk if youâ€™re interested. The booktalk given orally should last no longer than two minutes. This is a one year position.
VT Department of Libraries
1 Hospital Court
Bellows Falls, VT 05101