We're at a point where libraries have long-standing graphic novel collections and there are a number of specialized professional development days focused on comics in libraries happening throughout North America each year. But what conversations aren't we having about comics and libraries and what areas still exist for comics-librarian-exploration?
Bookseller Andrew Woodrow-Butcher is the director of Library Services for the Beguiling Books and Art, and librarian Lindsay Gibb is the coordinator of the Learning Zone at the Ontario College of Art and Design University Library: together they program the Toronto Comic Arts Festival's annual Librarian & Educator Day. They will be leading a discussion with other comics librarians and professionals about the conversations we need to be having around comics in libraries.
Meeting Type: Discussion/Interest Group
Interests: Adult Services, Children's Literature, Children's Services, Collection Development, Community Engagement, Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Librarianship, Literacy, Popular Culture, Readers' Advisory, Reference Services, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Library School, Middle School, Nonprofit, Other, Prison Library, Public, Regional System, Rural, School/Media Center, Special, State Library, Student, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.