About Rebecca Vnuk

Hi! I'm Rebecca Vnuk, author of 3 Reader's Advisory nonfiction titles: Read On...Women's Fiction (Libraries Unlimited, 2009); Women's Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (LU, 2009); Women's Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (LU, 2013, co-authored by Nanette Donohue); as well as the best-selling The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide (ALA Editions, 2015).  (whoo-hoo, I'm a best seller in library land, at least!)

My day job is EditorCollection Management and Library Outreach for Booklist Publications, where the fabulous Donna Seaman and I co-direct the Adult Books department of Booklist magazine. I also teach the online semester of Reader's Advisory for the College of DuPage's LTA programI was named LJ's Fiction Reviewer of the Year in 2008, and I am also the 2010 winner of the Public Library Association's Allie Beth Martin award, for my "unwavering dedication to books of any cover." In 2010 I was named a Library Journal "Mover and Shaker".

As an accomplished public speaker, I'm available for workshops and presentations on a number of library topics. (see more under the "Portfolio" tab!) With expertise in all aspects of collection management, extensive experience in weeding collections of all sizes, a passion for staff training, and years of annotating and book reviewing under my belt, I may be a perfect choice to speak at your library’s next training or in-service day. Feel free to shoot me an email for more information, to discuss a consulting project, or schedule a workshop or program.  

Want to listen to me? I was interviewed for the Circulating Ideas librarian podcast in November 2014. It's a bit long, but there is some good RA stuff near the end!

Follow me on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk!

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All views and opinions are my own and do not represent Booklist Publications or The American Library Association, with the exception of links to reviews previously published on Booklist Online.