Random House Academic Resources’ author line-up for the 2015 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 7-10, Dallas, Texas) is now confirmed. Our authors hail from diverse backgrounds and their books reflect that: from books on social justice to best-selling novels, we will have something for every FYE program. Here is the line-up (in order of appearance): Continue reading
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Author videos from previous First-Year Experience® Conferences (2009-2012), featuring prominent authors such as Tracy Kidder (MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS), Warren St. John (OUTCASTS UNITED) and Blake Mycoskie (START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS), are now accessible via the Common Reads YouTube page. Just check the Playlists tab.
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The Common Reads Twitter handle, featuring the latest news for common reading programs in schools, universities and communities, is now live. The handle contains links to author videos, adoption news and author essays from. Tweets also connect followers to the Common Reads Facebook and YouTube pages.
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This is Dan from Random House, and I wanted to write a brief note about our Common Reads app from Mobile Roadie. I find that I use it on the go to look up authors and books that I am interested in. Everything is easy to find, and I very much enjoy reading related blog posts and tweets, which are included. Just the other day I was talking to a friend about Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit. I was able to quickly pull up the book’s information, as well as Charles Duhigg’s bibliography. Overall, I find the app to be fun, helpful, and a wonderful space for catching up with my favorite Random House authors and books.
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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