2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Fandoms and libraries go together like Sherlock and Watson. Megan Aarant and Natalie Couch from Chattahoochee Valley Libraries in Columbus, GA will share their best practices on how to tap into the power of fandom to promote multiple literacies and attract customers by hosting a mini-convention at the library. Learn how they took a small, teen centric mini-convention called FanFest and expanded it into an all-ages event that attracted 1,000 customers in just one year. Get creative content ideas for all budget sizes, learn why libraries play an important role in fandoms, and discover how a program like this can transform the image of the library in your customer’s eyes.
About the Presenters:
Megan Aarant is currently in charge of Teen Services as a Library Associate at the South Columbus Public Library. She implemented many successful teen programs, including a new Manga Club, posting some of the highest participation numbers in the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries System.
Natalie Couch started the annual mini-con, FanFest, as a response to Manga Club participant interest in a comic-con when she was a Teen Services Coordinator for Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. Natalie is currently the Branch Manager of the South Columbus Public Library.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page: – http://goo.gl/qf2CSZ
2. Complete and submit the form.
4. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions: