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Thursday, April 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This One’s for the Fans: Building and Improving Access to Fandom Collections in the Library

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Some library collections – such as graphic novels, zines, or video games – have devoted and knowledgeable fan followings. For library staff who aren’t part of those subcultures themselves, decisions on what to buy and how to catalog and shelve fandom collections can be intimidating. But the reward for making the effort can be turning genre fans into library fans. Hear from librarians and catalogers who will share what has worked for them – and what hasn’t. Find out more about these collections so you can buy and catalog them without being a super-fan yourself. Learn strategies for building and curating collections so that you attract the fans and support cool programming without demolishing your budget.

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Amy Mihelich

Cataloging Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
I've been a librarian since 2003, a cataloger since 2007. I used to catalog picture books and graphic novels, now I help with migrating bibliographic data (among many other things). My favorite books are Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak and Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kes... Read More →
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Lori Moore

Regional Librarian, Multnomah County Library
I am a librarian at Multnomah County Library in Portland and oversee collections at three branches as well as the systemwide Zine collection. A few of my favorite zines are the Women of Color series, Henry and Glenn, and They Call us Viet Kieu.
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Mark Richardson

Reference and Young Adult Librarian, Cedar Mill Community Library
I read lots of graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy and YA books. My favs are Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Hate U Give, Lions of Al-Rassan, The Stand, Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius just to name a few. I enjoy board games, trivia and playing guitar.


Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA