Public and school librarians know that author visits are possible but many don't have the inside information on how to make the most of author visits for their students or patrons. This panel will discuss the best practices with authors visits including how to prepare attendees, how to contact and communicate with authors, and what to expect. We will also discuss funding options, do's and don'ts, audio visual use, handouts, follow up activities and the option of Skype visits. Attendees will leave with a fund of ideas to help them organize successful author visits.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: PopTop Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.