I’ve recieved an invitation to do just that, from the East Midlands branch of the Youth Libraries Group. The YLG is an organisation which arranges training events for librarians who work with children and young adults, and this particular event is centred around 2008 being the National Year of Reading.
I’ll be speaking to an audience of librarians about new technologies in reading; primarily, of course, about Pantechnicon and the differences between electronic and print publications. With a Q&A session, this should last for half an hour, by the end of which they will know everything and I will have a mental image of two hundred naked librarians.
These lovely librarians will then go forth and disseminate. Whilst it’s a great opportunity to promote Pantechnicon (and I’ll undoubtedly sneak in a Hub pimp too), it’s also a great chance to talk about children’s reading habits and how to engage them in getting pleasure from stories that aren’t told in pictures.
The event takes place in April, so I’d better get cracking on writing the presentation. Wish me luck!