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Location: Colorado Auto Dealers Association, 290 E. Speer Blvd., Denver, 80203
Cocktail hour: 6:30, dinner 7 p.m. Program follows.

Panelists: Becker Parkhurst-Strout, Amy Hall, Jennifer Hendzlik
Program: Get Your Book in the Library

What will make your book stand out so that librarians say “Gotta buy that!?”  Which reviews do we pay attention to?  Which indie-published books do we buy? How important are the title, cover art, and blurbs from published authors?  What does the library purchasing process look like? Join us as we share insights about how librarians make purchasing decisions. Get perspective from collections librarians from different sized systems with varied approaches. Questions encouraged.

Panel Biographies:

Amy Hall has been the Collection Development Librarian for Adult Materials at Jefferson County Public Library for (roughly) the last two and a half years. She has also been a backlist buyer for both general and genre fiction at the Tattered Cover Book Store, and worked for a few years at the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute.

Becker Parkhurst-Strout has worked for the Denver Public Library for 17 years, the past 5 in Collection Development. She is passionate about books, the outdoors, social justice, and her family and pets.

Jennifer Hendzlik is a buyer with Anythink Libraries and sees herself as part fiction guru, part educator and part musician. She also teaches readers’ advisory at the University of Arizona and has presented for a variety of organizations including PLA, MLA, MALA and CAL. She received her MLS from Syracuse University.

A full dinner is served at our evening meetings including non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and dessert. Beer and wine are available for sale.

Menu: Traditional chicken Marsala, pan seared chicken with sautéed mushrooms, Marsala sauce and  fettuccine pasta accompanied by a grilled vegetable salad – seasonal vegetables and feta cheese, atop a bed of spring greens with sun dried tomato vinaigrette. All meals are served with assorted desserts. Iced tea, water and coffee are included, beer and wine are available for sale. Vegetarian meal available upon request.