Nostalgia and Retro Programming for All Ages

Nostalgia and Retro Programming for All Ages Workshop

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$65.00
Item Number:
1541-9389
Date: 
Day:  December 18, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Nostalgia and Retro Programming for All Ages Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Everything old is new again—the retro trend is everywhere, including in libraries. We love the 90s (and 70s and 80s), and chances are your patrons do too! In this workshop, library programming experts Emily Vinci and Katie LaMantia show you how to engage with patrons of all ages and bring dynamic programs from the past back into the library with flair.

You’ll get over fifteen programming ideas and activities for all age groups and budgets and learn how to incorporate your own personal nostalgic interests into programming, marketing, and partnerships to create programming tailored to your library and patrons. Whether you want to run a tubular 80’s ski program or turn your all-purpose room into a disco, there’s something for everyone in the past.

After participating in this event, you will

  • Understand the context of nostalgia as a cultural trend and how to seamlessly incorporate it into library programming;
  • Learn how you can incoporate your unique style, skills, and interests into nostalgia programming;
  • Be able to tailor retro programs to cater to different age groups, library sizes, and budgets; and
  • Have fifteen specific nostalgia-based program ideas for children, teens, and adults for all budget sizes.

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Katie LaMantia

Katie LaMantia is a collection development librarian at Baker and Taylor. She previously worked as a teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois and is a former Teen Advisory Board member turned librarian. She is the co-author of the books Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017) and A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015). She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple state and national library conferences about libraries, teens, and 20s and 30s programming. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and extreme adventure activities.

Emily Vinci

Emily Vinci is the fiction manager at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. 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 and 30s. She presents frequently about pop culture and niche library programming and coauthored the books A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs (ALA Editions, 2017), and Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018). A lifelong lover of all things pop culture and an avid collector, currently has more than two hundred copies of the Jurassic Park films on VHS and is always looking for more.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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