What’s going on in the world of fandoms, gaming and geekery? This presentation will summarize the 2020-2021 and beyond trends and predict what’s next. It will also share examples of incorporating fandom trends into your library for teens.

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the author of Teen Fandoms and Geek Programming: a Practical Guide for Librarians, and has trained on geek programs to librarians for years.

In this informative program, participants will learn:
• What are the most popular TV shows, podcasts, movies, games and more right now
• What’s happening in the world of gaming- hardware, cultural and gaming trends
• Creating library gaming programs in the new world of gaming
• Passive geek programs
• Geeky craft program ideas


Original broadcast March 25, 2021 
Presenter ~ Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She is the author of the book Teen Fandom and Geek Programming with Rowman & Littlefield and her new book Digital Citizenship: Teaching and Practice from the Field comes out in fall 2019. She is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that educates students, parents and educators on digital citizenship. She is also a college instructor, event planner who regularly writes on technology for various media outlets.