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Friday, November 5, 2021
from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET

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Reimagining Library Programming - Webinar (11/05/21)

Staff are being challenged now more than ever with balancing the expectations of traditional library services and programming while shifting between in person and virtual services.

Katie and Emily will discuss creative activities to help recharge your programming energy, along with responsive, virtual programming ideas.

Get out of the mindset that certain programs are not meant for libraries and join in the conversation today!

Virtual Trainers: Katie LaMantia & Emily Vinci

Katie LaMantia is a Collection Development Librarian at Baker & Taylor. She is a former teen advisory board member turned Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, IL. She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple library conferences about libraries, teen programming, and 20s & 30s programming. She enjoys writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities. 


Emily Vinci is the Fiction Manager at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, IL. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries as well as creating programming that targets patrons in their 20s & 30s. She presents frequently about pop culture and millennial-targeted programming. She is a fanatic about the pop culture of the 70s, 80s, & 90s and loves spending time curating her many collections of pop culture ephemera. 

The dynamic duo have co-authored three books together: A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018) and 50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families: 12 Months of Ideas (ALA Editions, 2019). 


This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.