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by Amanda Jacobs Foust, Electronic Services Libarian at Marin County Free Libary on May 30, 2012
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Who's Afraid of Comic Books? Building and Maintaining Graphic Novel Collections @ Your Library...
Who's Afraid of Comic Books? Building and Maintaining Graphic Novel Collections @ Your Library
Graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developers, Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Marin County Free Library), brought their popular workshop from the Bay Area to southern California on May 17, 2012, in a program presented by CLA's Youth Services Interest Group. The workshop began with tips on purchasing, organizing, and maintaining graphic novels in the library, and provided attendees with information on the future of digital comics. A high-profile panel of comic book professionals, Ed Brubaker, Hope Larson, Stan Sakai, and Steven Seagle, then discussed the importance and educational value of graphic novels.
Attendees also had the opportunity to take part in a “Comic Book Petting Zoo,” featuring both traditional print formats as well as digital comics for iPads.
"Great presenters -- knowledgeable, charismatic -- and what a treat to meet some superstars of the comics world!"
"The presenters were awesome. They were knowledgeable and personable and exactly what a presenter should be."
"I appreciate the wealth of resources provided."
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