Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 8½ x 11
978-1-5381-0752-2 • Paperback • June 2018 • $72.00 • (£55.00)
978-1-5381-0753-9 • eBook • June 2018 • $68.00 • (£52.00)
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is a library consultant and trainer, instructor and free-lance journalist. She spent almost a decade as a librarian, working across sectors to increase literacy engagement in youth and running geek outreach and programming. She has trained extensively on graphic novels and geek culture to schools, librarians and is a frequent panelist at Salt Lake Comic Con. Carrie continues her work in geek culture as the co-owner of Wizarding Dayz, a large-scale fantasy experience each year in Utah.
Chapter 1: Major Fandoms
Chapter 2: Ideas for Fandom and Geek Programming
Chapter 3: General Fandom Club Program Ideas
Chapter 4: Types of Fandom Clubs and Specific Programming Ideas
Chapter 5: Gaming Clubs and Lock-ins
Chapter 6: Anime Clubs
Chapter 7: Fanfiction Programming
Chapter 8: Cosplay Programming
Chapter 9: STEM Programming through Fandoms
Chapter 10: Large-scale Geek Events
Chapter 11: Collection Development and Geek Programming
Chapter 12: Promoting inclusivity through Geek Programming
Appendix A: Icebreaker BINGO Game
Appendix B: Lock-in Permission Slip
Appendix C: Infrared Wand Craft
Appendix D: Sample Partnership Agreement
Appendix E: Sample Large-scale Event Budget
As many in the library industry scream ‘What do we have to do to get the teens to come to our library?’, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead provides the blueprint for not only ‘what’ to do, but also ‘how’ to do it, and to keep them coming back again and again. Bravo, Geek Carrie!
— Andrew Sanderbeck, Speaker and Consultant, People~Connect Institute and PCI Webinars
Whether you’re a seasoned geek librarian or a total newb, this book will take your programs and collections to the next level. Ms. Rogers-Whitehead has written the book on all things geeky in the library. I’m fangirling all over it!
— Stacy Vincent, Library Consultant for Technology and Innovation
From fandom clubs to anime conventions to geek book groups, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead has created the definitive geek programming guide! This book is a must read for anyone who does programming for teens (or adults) and for everyone who serves a geeky community (all of us).
— Spring Lavallee, Youth Services Librarian, Salt Lake City Library