Daily Archives: October 26, 2012

The Random House Common Reading Advisory Board meets in NYC

l. to r., back row: Michael Gentile (RH), Jared Tippets (Purdue University), Jeanne Leep (Edgewood College), Elizabeth Bracher (Boston College), Steven Girardot (Georgia Institute of Technology), Tara Coleman (Kansas State University), Karen Weathermon (Washington State University
front row: Skip Dye (RH), Rebecca Campbell (Northern Arizona University), Jennifer Latino (Campbell University), Daphne Rankin (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Random House held its second meeting of its now newly-expanded Common Reading Advisory Board in the RH headquarters in New York City from October 24th-26th.  The board was launched in 2010 as a way for Random House, a trade book publisher, to better understand and serve common reading programs across the nation.  This past week’s intensive meeting included program directors hailing from a variety of geographical, institutional and program level backgrounds.

The summit featured intensive discussions about topics of important to common reading programs, such as: selecting a book, hosting an author and developing innovative programming.  One topic of particular interest was the way in which common reading programs can better engage colleagues at an intra-institutional level.  The meeting helped to deepen Random House’s connection to and understanding of this important university program, and has yielded a great number of ideas that Random House and the RH Common Reading Advisory Board will implement in the coming months.   Stay tuned for more details in the future….

To view additional Summit photos on our Facebook page, go to:  https://www.facebook.com/commonreads/summit

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