Fan conventions, festivals, and events offer a unique environment for libraries to connect with their local communities and market library services and resources. Join library staff as they discuss the trials, tribulations, and joys of creating library presences at New York Comic Con, C2E2, San Diego Comic-Con, Emerald City Comicon, and the Toronto Comics Arts Festival, and give tips on how you can do it at your local convention. Learn about running panels for library staff and educators, offering readers' advisory and research help, promoting diverse material, showcasing items from special collections, and running a pop-up library lounge!
Meeting Type: Discussion/Interest Group
Interests: Adult Services, Children’s Services, Community Engagement, Popular Culture, Public Relations, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Prison Library, Public, School/Media Center, State Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.