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Panel: How to Leverage Your Local Library

Saturday, August 3
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Cascade A/B

Libraries continue to be a critical avenue for getting your books into the hands of readers. Join this valuable conversation with local librarians Dale Ivan Smith and Lisa Elliott. Listen in and learn how to connect with your audience, as well as discover best practices for indie and mainstream authors to get their books onto library shelves.



Dale Ivan Smith
Dale Ivan Smith got into trouble in grade school for sneaking off to the library during class, so naturally after earning a history degree he became a librarian, and has worked for Multnomah County Library system since 1987. 
He’s published six novels so far, including four in The Empowered series. His stories have appeared in Perihelion Science Fiction, the Street Spells anthology, Every Day Fiction, and 10Flash Quarterly.