ALA Unit/Subunit: AFL
Meeting Type: Social Event
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
This annual reception is a celebration of graphic novels and the official presentation of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant and the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant to the two winning library systems. The event provides graphic novel librarians the opportunity to network with other librarians, creators, authors, publishers, and industry professionals.
The annual reception is dedicated to the two winning library systems and celebrates librarians for the crucial role they have played in the phenomenal growth of the graphic novel in libraries. While Will Eisner helped to create the graphic novel format, leading librarians have long-championed the many benefits of the graphic novel and comics to the world’s readers of all ages.
The grants are juried by leading professionals in the field. They are funded by the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation and sponsored by the ALA Games and Gaming Round Table and the ALA Graphic Novel Member Initiative Group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation.