Free Webinars from Booklist Magazine for Readers and Writers

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A graduate of North Park University, Jerome Eberle served as an admission counselor at the university while completing his degree. After graduating, Jerome Eberle spent several years as a publishing assistant for the American Library Association’s Booklist Magazine.

A magazine with book reviews, Booklist also offers educational webinars on its website at Previous webinars through Booklist include Staff Favorites from Penguin Random House Library Marketing, New Multicultural Titles for Children and Teens, and Fresh Picks for the Common Core. All of them touch upon books and reading in some way, providing everything from recommendations for books to tips for creativity.

These free webinars also educate viewers in areas such as the role of a literary agent. In April of 2015, the webinar titled The Gateway to Author Engagement at Your Library and Beyond appeared on the Booklist site with information about working with a literary agent and establishing bonds between readers and authors.


American Library Association Sponsors 2015 Midwinter Meeting

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Jerome Eberle works as the editorial coordinator for the American Academy of Periodontology. In this capacity, he works closely with the editorial coordinator within the publications and marketing department. Prior to joining the American Academy of Periodontology, Jerome Eberle was an editorial assistant to the adult books editor of Booklist Magazine. This publication is a twice-monthly journal of book reviews produced by the American Library Association (ALA).

As the oldest and largest library association in the world, the ALA was started in 1876. It provides leadership for the promotion, development, and improvement of library and information services. The organization offers support through events, publications, news, and advocacy resources.

One of the events hosted by the ALA is the Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. The 2015 event, which was held January 30 through February 3 in Chicago, Illinois, featured speakers including actors Jason Segel and LeVar Burton, cartoonist Jeff Smith, and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Attendees also took part in networking opportunities, visiting exhibits, and participating in discussion groups.