ECCC 2018: The Seattle Public Library Hosts Panels For Educators And Librarians

by Hannah Means Shannon

As a reminder to folks gearing up for Emerald City Comic Con next week, from March 1st through 4th, the show has teamed up with the Seattle Public Library for a number of events focused on professional development.

On March 1, Emerald City Comic Con and The Seattle Public Library will host a number of panels geared towards professional librarians and educators. With a particular focus on “social justice, cultural competency, and diversity”, the program will take place at The Seattle Central Library at 1000 4th Ave.

ECCC at The Seattle Public Library will feature panels from Boom! Studios, First Second Books, Valiant, Penguin Random House and The American Library Association. Additional panels and partners will be announced leading up to the show.

Jared Mills, assistant managing librarian for the library says:

The Seattle Public Library is delighted to be partnering with Emerald City Comic Con — a celebrated community event — to host educators, librarians and other professionals dedicated to inclusive educational programming. Comics and pop culture can offer a fun and accessible entry point to literacy and learning, and we are very excited to see where these conversations take us.

Lance Festerman, Global Head of ReedPOP says:

Emerald City Comic Con celebrates the entire spectrum of the pop culture universe and we are thrilled to partner with The Seattle Public Library to extend our offerings to educators and librarians and integrate further into the local community. With programming focused on a wide variety of topics, especially those currently at the forefront of society, we hope to connect providers and share new ways to for professionals to positively impact and inspire their students and patrons.

An ECCC Professional Badge is required to attend ECCC at The Seattle Public Library. Professional Badges are free of charge to educators and librarians and are valid for all four days of ECCC. For information on how to obtain a badge and further details on the programming taking place at the library, you can find that here.