Pre-Conference Half-Day AM Option: Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 9 AM - Noon

(Registration for half-day session is $75.00. Lunch is not included.)

Title: Make Memes! Have Fun! Library Social Media 101


Want to learn more about how to make social media work better for your library? In this session we will discuss best practices and tools in marketing your library events, programs, collection, etc. using a variety of different avenues that are available through social media. We will dive deeper into how to grab people's attention, how to make social media posts more interesting, and how to engage more people. Break away from the same ole same ole and shake things up!

Reneé Bibby

Reneé Bibby is the Library Services Manager for Marketing and Communications at Pima County Public Library. Reneé joined the library six years ago and oversees an eight-person team responsible for the website, public relations, graphic design, communications, and social media for the library’s 27 branches.

Reneé has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit marketing in Tucson, Arizona. She has launched, managed, and grown social media for a variety of institutions that seek to advance the social good. Reneé is also a fiction writer and artist, skills that she’s previously used to build authentic and engaging content for social media. Her current role is to support the work of her social media librarian and champion the case for social media as an important part of any library’s marketing strategy or community engagement plan.

Hassael Cazesuz

Hassael Cazesuz is a first-generation Chicano residing in Tucson, Arizona. He was born in Anaheim, California but has lived in the “Old Pueblo” for the majority of his life. He is an alum from Arizona State University and University of Arizona and does not partake in school rivalries. During his graduate career at the University of Arizona, Hassael was a Knowledge River Scholar. The Knowledge River program recognizes and supports information professionals interested in librarianship with a focus on serving BIPOC communities. 

Hassael has had the privilege to work at the Pima County Public Library for 15 years and counting. Currently, Hassael helms the Latinx Community Engagement Manager position at PCPL. In this role, Hassael is able to fuel his passion for serving the Latinx, Chicanx, Mexican-American and Spanish-Speaking communities in Pima County through continued advocacy for equal and equitable access to information, resources and library services. Fortunately, he has the opportunity to share this work with PCPL’s affinity group called Nuestras Raíces that has a lasting heritage impact in Pima County. Alongside his colleagues who have become life-long friends, Hassael is able to apply cultural competency and humility when coordinating programming and creating crucial connections with the Latinx and Spanish Speaking community.

Victoria Manriquez

Victoria Manriquez is Pima County Public Library’s Social Media Librarian. In this role, she spends most of her time creating content for the library’s various social media pages across several social platforms, including Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. 

Victoria was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona for both her undergraduate and graduate programs. During graduate school, Victoria was a Knowledge River Scholar, which supports the education, recruitment, and retention of library and information professionals dedicated to serving the needs of BIPOC communities.

Victoria has worked for Pima County Public Library for over 10 years. She started out as a Summer Youth Intern at Valencia Library. She then became a Library Page and remained in that position while she attended college for her undergraduate degree. After graduating with her bachelor’s, she became a Library Technical Assistant while she pursued her master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS). After obtaining her MLIS she officially became a librarian at Pima County Public Library. 

Victoria loves the work she is currently doing as the Social Media Librarian. She is happy she gets to go to work every day and come up with fun and unique ways to get people to interact with the library on social media.

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