Meeting: December 6, 2014

Lisa Cheever: The Author and the Librarian Relationship

In this workshop, Lisa Cheever will describe the author and librarian relationship. She will discuss strategies that authors can do to raise their visibility/chances of name recognition within libraries. Lisa will explain how libraries choose the books they add to their shelves, and ideas for fostering the author relationship with libraries, including an author’s local library and libraries of other communities.

Since becoming a library director nine years ago, Lisa Cheever has been an advocate for local authors. She believes that every person has a story, and the library community should support our patrons who have an interest in writing, and foster that interest through writing workshops, poetry events, and au-thor visits.

Lisa Cheever is currently the Library Director of the Blackstone Public Library, and the previous Director of the Millville Free Public Library. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in English from Worcester State University, and is an amateur poetess who someday would like to publish these observations of human nature. Lisa has been married to Jeff, the greatest guy on earth, for nineteen years; and she has two wonderful adult children.