Saturday Ignite Session: Geek Culture & Diversity in Library Spaces

Saturday, January 31, 2015 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm

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Speaker: Ivy Noelle Weir, Program Coordinator, Bayard Taylor Memorial Library

I will discuss ways in which librarians can use geeky interests like comics, movies, fanfiction, and more to engage patrons of all backgrounds and life experiences, who might otherwise feel marginalized or underrepresented in popular media.
This will include tips on purchasing graphic novels that feature characters of color, different gender identities, and varied backgrounds, comics that speak to LGBTQ issues, and ways to create programming around these materials that make your patrons feel that their library is a safe and welcoming space for geeks of all kinds.

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 12:21pm CST
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Will the slides from these Ignite sessions be posted?  I didn't have time to write down all the recommended titles!