Librarians face the challenge of adapting services and technologies to new generations of users. Each new group expects that their attitudes and beliefs about technology, privacy, and a host of other issues will be served. How can these desires of tomorrow reconcile with the technology of today. Science fiction and Fantasy literature have often served as a method for examining these generational expectations, viewing them as resulting in anything from peaceful co-existence and fraught conflict. Join LITA, the Imagineering Interest Group, and Tor Books as a panel of Science Fiction and Fantasy authors discuss how their work can help explain and bridge these generational gaps, as well as what it takes for a literary work to gain crossover appeal for both youth and adults. This year's line up is slated to include: Cory Doctorow, Annalee Newitz, V.E. Schwab and Susan Dennard.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Books & Authors
Type of Library: Academic, Consortium, Library School, Nonprofit, Public, Regional System, School/Media Center
Cost: Included with full conference registration.