Comic Conventions as Professional Development and Outreach Opportunities
Sunday, January 29, 2023
2:10 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Morial Convention Center, ShopTalk Area B (LLX Marketplace, Hall J)
Level of Participation: Medium
Think comic and pop culture conventions are just for cosplay and celebrity sightings? Think again! Comic and pop culture conventions can be valuable, educational resources for libraries and educators. Pop culture has a cemented place in libraries, and it's time for libraries to start thinking outside the long box when it comes to professional development. Join us to learn how to make the most out of these fan experiences to engage in rich pop culture professional development and outreach. Learn which conventions offer development and are library-friendly, what type of professional programming to expect, how to convince your organization to let you attend, and much more.
identify which comic and pop culture conventions offer opportunities for professional development and outreach for libraries.
anticipate what kinds of professional development and outreach opportunities they can expect to find.
craft a proposal in order to obtain buy-in from the employing organization and prove your case for attending.
utilize all that is offered by a convention for professional development and outreach purposes, including exhibitor booths and pop culture panels.
list the professional organizations that partner with comic and pop culture conventions to make such professional development and outreach opportunities possible.