THIS, ladies and gentlemen is what I love about being a librarian today. Right there. Wigs and costumes and workshops on how to do them better! Yesterday I had the pleasure of being a part of the first annual LIPopCon, a pop culture conference for librarians and educators. I attended three workshops, and all of them had me excited and planning for some fun things this summer and fall.
I try hard to vary my literacies, but being a part of the comic and pop-culture world can be intimidating and overwhelming. Libraries, and especially teen librarians, are the gateway to these creative interests. At PopCon, we talked about the legitimacy of graphic novels in the reading and art realm, as well as how to serve the fandom teens and create a welcoming and inclusive spaces for all. Everyone who was there, was there with purpose and it was truly a great experience. I hope to see more of LI PopCon in the future!