BOOK CLUBS & BOOK DISCUSSIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Hello from Sarah Hendy Jackson and Patricia Garcia Ocampo from SDPL
lauren morrison (kern county)
Jocelyne from San Mateo County Library
Hello from Austin Public Library!
Hi, Liz Zepeda, CSUMB
Monica Chapa Domercq
Monica from Oceanside Public!
Rachel from Kern County Library!
Hello from Santa Cruz CA
Hello from Sarah from Orange Public Library
Heidi von Mayrhauser
Hey hey from Sausalito!
Hi from carrie davies @lapl
Hi, Debbie! :)
Greetings from Orange County Public Library!
hi Debbie & Julie!
Hello, Melody from Palo Alto Library
Emma from Austin Public Library. Hi to my other APL folks!
Hello from Tanya New Folsom prison library
Hi Emma and Marissa!
Hello, Sean from Daly City Library
Samuel from Palo Alto City Library
Jose from the Santa Maria Public Library
Please don’t use the raise hand function. If you need help you can try to PM me here.
Hello all, Tonya here from the Boston Public Library
Val from Palo Alto City Library
please also select “all panelists and attendees” :)
I am so excited to have all of you here!
I have Loved being on conference calls with people around the country and world
Hey that's my boss
Yesenia Velasquez, New York Public Library. Home library growing up was Santa Clara County - Gilroy
She’s so awesome.
please type the name of that book in the chat
or any books named in the video.
that would be helpful
You can see all of the books and more at https://calbook.org/programs/bta/
Wrinkles by Paco Roca :)
If you need help please let me know in chat.
YES the webinar is recording and will be shared. The books are listed at https://calbook.org/programs/bta/
Please do not use the raise hand feature. Please let me know if you need help via chat. Thanks!
YES the webinar is recording and will be shared. The books are listed at https://calbook.org/programs/bta/ Yay. Please do not use the raise hand feature. Please let me know if you need help via chat. Thanks!
Hi Pat Oey!!!
Hi Cynthia Wilson!
Sharon Coyle, do you need some help?
:) Happy place
Heidi von Mayrhauser
Alison is great!
Heidi von Mayrhauser
Hi Pat Oey!
That was wonderful Alison!!!!!!!!
Melody! Hello! :-)
Morgan! Great to see you!
The book is The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Wang
Reminder, please do not use the raise hand function. We’ll take all questions at end. And if you need help please shoot me a message on chat. Thanks!
Please note your questions and we will have about 10-15 minutes to share :)
Elaine: Please share the days and times you found worked better for you book club meetings
Will any of the panelists discuss book clubs on college campuses, or is this all about library book clubs?
Cool, we’ll note these questions and discuss at the end :)
what is the name?
What is it called?
Can you spell it? Padlit?
Heidi von Mayrhauser
Hershel, the focus is mostly public libraries but one of our BTA libraries is SJSU.
Thank you Elaine!
Great questions and chat. We’ll have time at the end for Q&A with all of the awesome panelists.
We have several folks on phone connections here today :)
I would love more information on how to deliver panel discussions on books, author readings, and other book-related programs virtually. What are the best options? Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams (Zoom is not an option as we do not have an account), Facebook Groups, Facebook Live, et al. More specifically, a panel discussions (on a One Book title's themes) with panelists and moderator in different locations. And also with privacy issues in mind (Re: "Zoom bombing").
can we hear more about the actual platforms that people are able to use besides Zoom which we are not allowed to use.
FYI, I tried using Skype for my book group in March and connectivity was not as good as Zoom.
One department at my library is using GoToMeeting.
Lynne, we’ll have some more info about that throughout the hour….Some tools are crowd cast, Zoom, Facebook live, Google hangouts, etc.
Ted (Talks?) Circle?
https://meet.jit.si/ is very similar to Zoom, allows for password-protected rooms, and is open source.
GoTo Meeting or JoinMe are other tools. Good suggestion Darren have not heard of that one.
Microsost Teams is free with Microsoft Office account: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app
We used Zoom first meeting but are going to use GoTo Meeting next time because the free Zoom account was limited to 40 mins. at a time, we have an unlimited GTM account.
Hard to keep track of life right now. I think the connection point is very important.
BlueJeans is an option, but we've found it clunky in the Meetings iteration. Events works better.
thank you Emilly! So much good info.
Cynthia P - did you need help? Please chat with me.
My hands are a wreck.
One more reminder - if you have a question, please note it down and we’ll have an open Q&A the last 10 - 15 minutes. Please do not use the raise hand function - please use chat instead.
Sharon - did you need some help?
Such a great point - people just want to connect and we are in new territory!
wondering if anyone has any insight on doing virtual bookclubs for children and their parents. great info about adult book clubs so far!
My hand keeps raising all on it's own. I click it off, but later it happens again.
No worries Sharon, tech is fun :)
Laura: Curious to know becuz of your audience, what time and days workedbetter to meet?
More excellent points. Grace is key!
give yourself grace. love it
You can also add the Google Grid View chrome extension to see everyone in a grid. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-meet-grid-view/bjkegbgpfgpikgkfidhcihhiflbjgfic?hl=en-US
That’s cool Yesenia!
Thank you Laura!!!!!
hadn't thought about recording book clubs for folks to discovery later.
Deb, recording stuff is great. Just tell folks you are going to record. A lot of people will watch later when they have time and then comment and interact too.
Deb, my book group members did not want to be recorded, it would be a good idea to ask them about it ahead of time.
I've done a Facebook live informal book discussion (with book recommendations and what I plan to read next, and asked patrons to share what they're reading and want to read). It was pretty good for a first time event :-)
If you have a FB book group you can use Facebook Messenger to create a group video chat and it is private with members of the group only (but think you can add outsiders - not sure). Also, not sure limit of people, but I had three people in last video chat I had - see: https://www.facebook.com/help/messenger-app/1414800065460231
Does anyone have any tips for facilitating book group meetings on Zoom? Do you use the 'raise hand' feature? How do you moderate the conversation? What "view" do you recommend using?
You can also set up things like this webinar mode where you only record a few people / panelists and then have live folks interact via chat and share the recordings later.
Def. asking permission (we always let folks know the privacy capacity of whatever virtual meeting we use).
Shannon, I have people raise their actual hand in the Zoom meeting, it’s easier for everyone to notice, but my group has only 8 people at this point. I call on people.
Would copyright be an issue with recording passages?
sorry, i'll save that question for later!
Check out more info on Monrovia’s Instagram….https://www.instagram.com/monrovialibrary/
I’m pretty sure Stefanie is in close contact with her author :)
Thank you, April!
Could we send out a list of FB pages. or other access points for people doing BTA / book clubs so that we can see examples of what other people are doing?
You can follow CA Center for the Book on Instagram @CaliforniaCenterfortheBook
We repost a lot of the Book to Action info! Same for Facebook. Please join us.
The list of books and libraries for Book to Action can be found here. https://calbook.org/programs/bta/
It’s a wonderful group of librarians and library staff members who are working with community partners to do some awesome work.
We register and I need to approve people to attend.
Zoom security concerns are overblown. They were just an easy target early on due to exploding onto the scene.
Paula, same here for SCPL virtual programs
I have a Zoom best practices doc that I’m happy to share. Also, just jump in and try the different tools where possible. Test out with co-workers and take a deep breath.
do you include the dial-in zoom information, for those who want to call in?
Hi Julianna, the best practices doc would be great; thank you!
Cool, will share.
May I please have your zoom best practices doc? email@example.com. Thanks, Susan
I think a good selling point for older users is that they can apply this technology to interact with their grandkids. :-)
I totally agree Nancy! Some of our Novel T's members said the exact same thing :D
I used break out rooms to divide the group into smaller size. My book club had 25 participants this week which was awesome.
I’ve read it’s best to limit group size, even smaller than in person, to avoid lots of talking over each other if you’re using a platform like Meet or Zoom.
That’s awesome Melissa!
Does anyone have any marketing ideas if you don't already have a group established?
May I also have your Zoom best practices doc? :) Thank you in advance.
Solano County Library and San Francisco PL have digital adult book clubs. Sausalito has an inventive interactive cooking club via Zoom. https://www.sausalitolibrary.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/9911/70. Over the long run, digital book clubs might work for commuters and those homebound due to disability, illness, or other factors.
Yes please share
How do breakout rooms work?
Any suggestions when your community doesn’t have access to technology, how would you keep your book club alive?
Yes. Please share.
Yes, please to best practices. Our county won't let us use Zoom
Yes, I'd love the best practices doc!
yay! Thank you awesome panelists
Standing ovation on this end :^)
Tanya, maybe a phone conference call?
Best Practices, please!
Julianna: I would be interested in your ZOOM best practices paper.
I had such a great experience with out Zoom book club that I think we will continue to do this after we open again, as it makes it super easy for people to participate.
yes please best practices
Yes, please send us the paper!
Lani A. Revell
I would love the best practices document too, please!
Sure thing. Will post on the Adult Services Symposium website.
Our Library does not have a Zoom account and free account limits to 40 minutes, 100 participants. and does not archive.
Monica Chapa Domercq
Yes, best practices would be great
Yes, would love Julianna’s best practices doc
Yes to the Zoom best practices document! And thank you panelists! Interesting discussion :-)
I would like this too.
Thank you all--great info and presentation!
Juliana, I also would like to receive your Zoom best practices document. Thank you!
if helpful i was referred to this before too https://galecia.com/blogs/lori-ayre/zoom-tips-libraries
I should clarify, this is in a prison setting. Right now everybody is restricted from coming into library, but they have decided to open it up to small groups.
didn’t want to share without permission :)
Yes, I would also love the best practices doc!
@Tanya Perhaps book club members without PCs could use their telephones and have the moderator use a call-in multi-line link.
please send out best practices doc
Thank you! Very interesting tips.
Yes please to the Zoom best practices document
Noted. Will do.
Maybe just include a link to best practices with the link to this webinar since so many of us would like it?
yes, please to Zoom best practices.
Yep, will post and share.
maybe send a link to the best practices to the email we registered with.
It is really hard getting multiple copies. I know this was addressed a bit. Maybe all the panelists could address this. Someone mentioned Hoopla and multiple libraries. Any other ideas?
for book members who want to participate in live discussion but don’t have internet access, they can phone in using google hangouts? And Zoom? just wanted to clarify.
From Barbie at Anaheim Public Library: I ran my book club on Zoom for the first time yesterday. One of my regulars is VERY concerned about Zoom security so didn't attend. It's a very small group...I'd like to make this something that all can feel comfortable attending. I instated a waiting room and password and the links only went out to my email reminder list for just the people who had previously expressed interest at our small branch. I did not lock the room because I know someone who was locked out of a college class when she had technology issues and had to reboot. I'd be interested in any information on security for meeting technology.
I know Zoom has phone in only options.
Zoom waiting rooms for meetings are a good idea.
BYO (bring your own) book clubs work well with limited availability - participants choose their own titles, there is a loose theme each time.
How do the waiting rooms work?
Yes, BYO book club is great!
Yes, Susan, both Zoom and Google Meet have a dial in option for the meetings.
Waiting rooms are like having a bouncer at the door. You choose who you let in the room.
Joyce when you setup a meeting include a Waiting Room. When they click to enter their name is displayed and you can Admit them or not
Thanks Rita, thanks Darren.
thanks, Rita! :-) somehow I didn’t know that.
Thanks for the answer - I’ll take a look further at Zoom.
You’re welcome, Julianna and Susan.
classics and classic plays from Gutenberg Project for unlocking
Barbara—-Perhaps SORA for educators...I believe Open Library is making simultaneous use available as well
Does overdrive have multiple sets of those classics that were mentioned.
OCPL is only using the “Always Available” list
RE: Waiting Rooms - lots of folks haven't entered their names - so it says iPad or computer. It can be hard to know who is actually there! It'd be good to have a co-host to message with waiting people.
classic books and plays from Gutenberg Project v
Such a good idea!
You can email or message followers or patrons with new library information or start of a club or to enlist participation in something.
If you publicize and open up the book discussion to public, how do you vet the participants safely? To know you’re not getting trolls or someone with not so good intentions? just wondering about privacy and safety issues.
Does anyone use Nextdoor to promote programs?
We totally used that hack in the past. The pro zoom account is not that expensive but I like the DIY ideas.
Susan, reach out to me via email and I will answer your questions.
we use nextdoor at Burlingame
ok thanks, Rita!
THANK YOU EMILY!
Thank you for all of your great responses!
Some book clubs are doing just themes in case you can't get copies of the books
I think that Zoom security is a concern, but I’ve never vetted people who attend in person programs! There will always be people who don’t take it too seriously (I’m a teen librarian this happens a lot).
Thank you - this was a great!
aw thanks Nicole!
how do you choose a book? is it my committee, or does one person decide? Do you pick a theme, and then find a book? Or you pick a good book and build a theme around it?
Will we have access to the chat transcript for this presentation?
How will we be able to access the best practices documents offered?
Yes, chat will be saved.
Great! Thanks :-D
Or coffee or wine!
Alison de Geus
For book selection, my book club members offer suggestions, I collate a list and we vote!
Thank you, everyone!
Thank you all. Great session.
Thank you all so much! Great information.
Thank you, good job ADG!
You were all amazing! The best webinar I've been to in the last few weeks (and that has been a lot!)
Thank you all!
I was wondering will we have the recorded webinar?
Lani A. Revell
Thank you all! Be safe!
Thank you! That was so great!
Can someone talk about your Tech Help program?
Thank you all ~ very helpful!
thank you! this is super helpful!
Such awesome information and so relevant to this moment. Thanks!!!
Thanks everyone, this was very helpful!
Thank you to all of you! Very helpful!
Thank you all very much. Have a great afternoon. Stay happy, healthy, and safe.
Just wanted to say hi to Morgan...thanks all
Thank you from Goleta, CA
Thank you for all of this. Very enlightening. and helpful suggestions.
Thank you very much for this webinar.
Thank you Ladies for all this great info
How will we get the zoom best practices
This was most helpful. Thank you so very much!
Again, my question about folks who would like to participate but don't have the technology
Thank you so much!
Thanks very much!
Thank you all!
Heidi von Mayrhauser
Thank you all!
Is the best practices Zoom do available?
Laura Ishizaka firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison de Geus
Tom Duffy Thomas.Duffy@sfpl.org
Thank you to all the panelists and moderator
Thank you very much!
Thank you all so much. Have a great day and be safe!
Vance@smcl.org Thanks very much.