Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
Friday, October 6 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Beyond Debbie Macomber and E.L. James: Reaching the Non-Library User Romance Reader

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Sex sells and romance readers love every minute of it. Libraries often miss the mark when it comes to marketing and diversifying their romance collections. This program will discuss ways to reach the non-library romance reader and to challenge the scope of romance material offered in the library. Get beyond your comfort level with sex and intimacy in reading material in this romance positive session.


Sarah Wethern

Youth Librarian, Douglas County Library
Sarah Wethern is a lifelong romance reader. She is active in the online romance community and runs a modest review blog called Treat Yourself with Books. Her favorite romance tropes include single parents, royalty, and billionaires. She also advocates for #WeNeedDiverseRomance in... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:05pm CDT
Meeting Room 114