New workshop—Avoid Programming Burnout: Tap into Your Interests to Stay Engaged

For Immediate Release
Fri, 04/20/2018


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Avoid Programming Burnout: Tap into Your Interests to Stay Engaged with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Being a programming librarian is a tough job! When you try to balance planning, marketing, and executing your programs with your other job responsibilities, it can be easy to lose your enthusiasm. We all want to create dynamic, innovative, and useful programming for our patrons, but programming burnout is real. 

In this presentation, Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci provide you practical strategies for avoiding burnout in the best possible way—by incorporating your authentic self into your programs. By being true to your own interests and passions, you'll be able to provide the best services for your patrons while finding professional satisfaction for yourself.

About the Instructors

Katie LaMantia is an award-winning YA Fiction Collection Development-Data Management Librarian at Baker and Taylor. A former Teen Advisory Board member and current YA librarian and 20–30-something, she has a personal as well as a professional interest in serving the needs of this demographic. She has presented at multiple state and national library conferences about libraries, teens, and technology. When not running teen programs, tinkering with technology, and finding amazing books for young adults, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities.

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, and she presents frequently about pop culture and millennial-targeted programming. A lifelong lover of all things pop culture and an avid collector, Emily has over 200 copies of the Jurassic Park films on VHS and is always looking for more.

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