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Vol. 31 No. 5 — June 2017
Geek Out at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli

San Diego Comic-Con is my favorite weekend of the summer. The Hall H panels, the celebs bringing donuts and coffee to attendees camped out in line, the spoiler-free-and-therefore-vague news about upcoming plotlines for my favorite TV shows—it’s heaven.

And yet, I’ve never actually been to Comic-Con. It’s a bucket-list wish to go one day, but for now, I spend that weekend obsessively refreshing YouTube and That’s how popular it is to participate in fandom these days: Dozens of media outlets descend on San Diego to bring me up-to-the-minute coverage so I can feel like I’m there.

Needless to say, I did a happy dance when Anthony Aycock told me he wanted to write a primer on fandom for librarians this month. If you’re a fellow fan, I hope you’ll geek out with us. If the world of fandom is new to you, I hope you’ll be inspired learn more.

Justin Hoenke continues his series, Tales From the Library Trenches, with a look at how to survive (and thrive) during your first year as a library director. (Justin is a fan too—I dare you not to sing along while you read his article.) And M’Lissa Story talks to a Colorado librarian about the exciting things he’s doing at his library, including the creation of a space for audiovisual production. He’s nurturing future artists, who will have their own fans one day.

Happy reading! Brandi Scardilli

Brandi Scardilli is Editor of Information Today and Newsbreaks. Send your comments about this article to
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