Want to Skype with some librarians?

I’m looking for help from a handful of Skyping author friends (published or with early 2010 pub dates) who might be available for a quick chat with a group of librarians Tuesday afternoon. I’m giving a Skype demonstration as part of a full-day workshop for Northern NY librarians, presenting on my books in the morning and then using the afternoon to teach about Web 2.0 applications that librarians can use to connect their students with authors. One of those will be Skype.

I’m hoping to do a handful of quick Skype drop-ins with authors who might like to talk a little about their books and their virtual and in-person visit options to the group. If you’re free between 1:30 and 3pm on that day and would be interested in dropping in on our workshop for about ten minutes via Skype, please let me know by emailing me (kmessner at katemessner dot com).

So you can decide if it’s worth your time or not, I’ll tell you that it’s not going to be a large group – last I heard, there were half a dozen librarians signed up and they weren’t sure if they’d have many walk-ins. But if you’re around and not busy and could take a ten-minute break from your work to chat with them, I’m sure they’d love to "meet" you and hear about your books. It would be a quick visit – just enough time for you to hold up and talk about your latest book, take a quick question or two, and let librarians know about your school visits. I’m hoping to showcase about five or six authors – just enough so folks get an idea of how Skype works and get exposed to a few new authors along the way.

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