Geek Out @ Your Library
Thursday, May 28th, 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Competency: Customer Service
Sub-Category: Designs, implements and sponsors library programs that provide opportunities for information, entertainment and lifelong learning
Wizards, Time Lords, dragons and angels....just some of the characters your patrons love. Stepping into the “geek” world can be overwhelming, and there just isn't enough time to learn about all the various fandoms. But this is where your patrons, especially youth are at.
Learn how to engage your patrons, and the shift from a consumer to a creator culture in the geek community. And find some new favorite communities along the way.
Participants will learn about:
- The current top trends in the geek community
- Where to find out about what is popular
- Programming ideas for the geek culture
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead - Biography
Carrie is a Senior Librarian with Salt Lake County Library Services. She has run a teen anime club for the last seven years, and frequently uses graphic novels in programming. Carrie also was the creator and lead behind two large events, ToshoCON a teen anime convention, and a Harry Potter Yule Ball, both of which have engaged thousands of teens in the community since 2013. Carrie has trained on geek culture and graphic novels with various organizations, including most recently Salt Lake Comic CON.