Hosting Successful Author Visits: How to Avoid a Spinal Tap Moment

Would your library patrons love to meet an author? Have you ever wanted to plan an author visit, but felt too overwhelmed? Worried that you don’t have the space/time/money to host a successful visit? A teen librarian and high school librarian with dozens of successful author visits under their belts will share planning materials, funding sources, anecdotes and visuals, as well as answer questions. Participants will leave with scriptsto use when inviting authors to visit, a list of grants and other sources for funding author visits, and tips on hosting a variety of visits, including virtually.