LibraryCon Live!

7 Dec

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A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL FOR BOOK NERDS, LIBRARIANS, AND FANS OF GRAPHIC NOVELS, SCI-FI, AND FANTASY

Yesterday I got a chance to participate in LibraryCon Live, an event hosted by School Library Journal and Library Journal. It was really well put together with some awesome presenters, authors, and illustrators – the keynote speaker was John Jennings, illustrator of the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred by Octavia Butler, the closing keynote was by Gene Luen Yang the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author/illustrator of Boxers and Saints and American Born Chinese.

This was a great way to format a conference because I didn’t have to spend money on traveling (I sat at my desk all day) and could interact with the presentations, the vendors, and other conference-goers all online. I would definitely be interested in seeing more programs like this as an option to receive continuing education credits at little or no cost to attendees.

I am in the middle of performance evaluations, so even though I couldn’t devote my entire concentration to the event, I received some really valuable information and will definitely logging back in to hit up the session I missed at lunch and revisiting a few others to get some more information!

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