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With Nancy O’Neill, Santa Monica Public Library

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Nancy O’Neill is Principal Librarian for Reference Services at the Santa Monica Public Library System, where she is responsible for collection development. Every day Nancy makes decisions that affect authors and publishers. Do you know what she’s looking for (and what really gets on her nerves)?

In this illuminating interview, Nancy explains:

  • How libraries select the books they purchase
  • What kinds of books libraries want and don’t want
  • How to approach libraries about giving book talks
  • What library patrons are reading these days
  • What you can do to get your books in libraries, and what you should never, ever do

Join Nancy and host Paula B. as they discuss the art of selling to libraries.

Interviewee: Nancy O’Neill
Host: Paula B
Date: November 20, 2005
Running time: 36:16 minutes
File size: 22 megabytes
Rating:: G
The Santa Monica Public Library Web site: The Santa Monica Public Library

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