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Discovering Graphic Medicine: Before and Beyond the Leopardskin Librarian and her Second Life Adventures

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A presentation on comics for health literacy and library support for these endeavors, as prepared for a joint meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.

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Discovering Graphic Medicine: Before and Beyond the Leopardskin Librarian and her Second Life Adventures

  1. 1. Discovering Graphic Medicine: Before and Beyond the Leopardskin Librarian and her Second Life Adventures PF Anderson / Perplexity “Lexi” Peccable ACRL/VWIG Joint Meeting with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG January 17, 2016
  2. 2. Once upon a time …A
  3. 3. Once upon a time … … a somewhat interesting, well, slightly interesting woman wrote a book with some friends. It was a big book. A long book. Actually, it was more than one book. Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kenyon_Cox_nude_study2.jpg
  4. 4. Once upon a time … It was not an interesting book. Not a beautiful book. Not a story book. Not a funny book. Not a spiritual book. Not an important book. Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anatomical_Man.jpg
  5. 5. Once upon a time … And that slightly interesting woman didn’t want the BIG, long, multi-volume book to be any of those things, because what it tried to teach WAS important. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/2232297208
  6. 6. Once upon a time … … a woman wrote a book with some friends. It was a bo-o-o-oring book. A boring book to try to help people who would never read it. And that is how this story begins. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/3314010233/
  7. 7. The story beginswith imagining a different kind of book, different ways to teach, a different way to tell stories for learning.
  8. 8. Instructional Design SIG ● Cognitive load theory (2009) ● Cognitive literacy ● Advance organizers ○ Graphical organizers ○ Narrative organizers ○ Story grammar ● Storytelling ● Scenario-based elearning ● The “science of surprise”
  9. 9. Digital Storytelling StoryCenter http://www.storycenter.org/ My “StoryCenter Story > The Way to Cajun Country (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnQT7BKpz-g
  10. 10. Storytelling for Learning “There is consensus in literature that storytelling offers a highly natural and powerful means to convey, learn, and retain information. A variety of educational researchers offer learning theories that support storytelling from a number of perspectives including brain-based learning theories, experiential learning theories, reflective learning theories and transformational learning theories. Several studies are available that underscore the ability of learners to learn, retain and retrieve information when presented in a story format. Furthermore, neuroscience research reports that the human brain is naturally wired to receive and remember every human experience within a structure of a story.” (J. Eck, 2006. <http://www2.uwstout. edu/content/lib/thesis/2006/2006eckj.pdf> ) Images: https://openclipart.org/detail/167359/raised-hand-in-silhouette | https://openclipart.org/detail/221679/man- head | https://openclipart.org/detail/147847/geometric-zebra-heart
  11. 11. Visuals for Learning Retention Bruff D. Everyone’s a Visual Learner – A Conference Report. (2011) https://cft.vanderbilt. edu/2011/11/everyones-a-visual-learner-a-conference-report/ Bulgatz MG, Lehman D. Visual Statement Learning: A Preliminary Study. National Social Science Association (2007) http://www.nssa.us/journals/2007-28-1/2007-28-1-03.htm Gutierrez K. The Power of Visuals in e-Learning. SHIFT - Disruptive Learning (2014) http://info. shiftelearning.com/blog/bid/350326/Studies-Confirm-the-Power-of-Visuals-in-eLearning Kouyoumdjian H. Learning Through Visuals: Visual imagery in the classroom. Psychology Today (2012) https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/get-psyched/201207/learning-through-visuals Majumdar A. Heightening Learner Engagement and Retention through Visual Learning. G-Cube (2015) http://www.gc-solutions.net/blog/heightening-learner-engagement-and-retention- through-visual-learning/ Images: https://openclipart.org/detail/3455/hands | https://openclipart.org/detail/167173/ear | https://openclipart. org/detail/181455/eye |
  12. 12. Visuals for Learning Retention Gutierrez K. The Power of Visuals in e-Learning. SHIFT - Disruptive Learning (2014) http://info.shiftelearning. com/blog/bid/350326/Studi es-Confirm-the-Power-of- Visuals-in-eLearning Images: https://openclipart.org/detail/3455/hands | https://openclipart.org/detail/167173/ear | https://openclipart. org/detail/181455/eye |
  13. 13. Combining Visual & Narrative Learning Success Story, by Billy Burg http://www.peteburg. com/bill/comics/success.html Images: https://openclipart.org/detail/181455/eye | https://openclipart.org/detail/90745/111 | https://openclipart. org/detail/203137/grandma-storytelling
  14. 14. The story continueswith discovering community around these imaginings.
  15. 15. Discovery Comics & Graphic Novels Librarian & Libguide http: //guides.lib.umich.edu/comics
  16. 16. Discovery Our institutional repository librarian writes comics? http: //www.lib.umich.edu/users/hellpop = http://www.gt-labs. com/writers.html
  17. 17. Discovery Storytelling for Health https: //etechlib.wordpress. com/2013/03/06/st orytelling-for- health/
  18. 18. Discovery “How Many Hives?”: Social Media Can Prevent a Crisis with Storytelling, Engagement, & Training https://etechlib. wordpress.com/2013/09/04/how-many- hives-social-media-can-prevent-a-crisis- with-storytelling-engagement-training/ I Have Food Allergies: http: //ihavefoodallergies.tumblr.com/
  19. 19. Discovery Transnational Comics Studies Workshop (University of Michigan) https://www.facebook. com/transnationalcomicsstudies/
  20. 20. Discovery Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling https: //etechlib.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/cheap- and-easy-ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons- for-digital-storytelling/ | http://www.slideshare. net/umhealthscienceslibraries/cheap-and-easy- ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons-for-digital- storytelling
  21. 21. The struggle Try. Fail. Try. Fail. Watch the experts. Try again. And again.
  22. 22. Foot of the Mountain Digital Storytelling https://etechlib. wordpress.com/2015/11/17/teach- feast-engaged-learning-through- internships-badges-e-portfolios- storytelling/ Teach Feast 2015: integrative tools for engagement at Michigan http: //www.slideshare. net/umhealthscienceslibraries/teach -feast-2015-integrative-tools-for- engagement-at-michigan Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/evdg/9727111416
  23. 23. Foot of the Mountain A Wrinkle in Time, a Graphic Novel, by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Larson: http: //www.hopelarson.com/portfolio-item/a- wrinkle-intime/
  24. 24. Foot of the Mountain On Purpose, by Vic Strecher: http: //www.dungbeetle. org/
  25. 25. Foot of the Mountain Graphic Medicine http://www. graphicmedicine.org/ The Bad Doctor https://thebaddr. wordpress.com/ Comic Nurse http://www. comicnurse.com/
  26. 26. Foot of the Mountain Comic Reviews: Oh Joy, Sex Toy (by PF Anderson) http://www.graphicmedicine. org/comic-reviews/oh-joy-sex-toy-2/
  27. 27. Foot of the Mountain 1) REAL, by Takehiko Inoue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_(manga) 2) Graphic Medicine Manifesto, by by MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Merrill Squier, Michael J. Green, Kimberly R. Myers, Scott T. Smith http://www.graphicmedicine.org/book-series/graphic- medicine-manifesto/ 3) The Bad Doctor, by Ian Williams http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-06754-4. html 4) On Purpose, by Vic Strecher http://www.dungbeetle.org/ 5) Neurocomic, by Hana Ros, Matteo Farinella http://www.neurocomic.org/ 6) Epileptic, by David B. http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/books/reviews/10851/ 7) CancerVixen, by Marisa Acocella Marchetto http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/books/a- vixen-cartooning-in-the-face-of-cancer.html 8) Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant, by Roz Chast http://www.nytimes. com/2014/06/01/books/review/roz-chasts-cant-we-talk-about-something-more-pleasant.html 9) Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague, by Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli http://boingboing.net/2014/11/30/second-avenue-caper- when-good.html 10) Diary of a Teenage Girl, by Phoebe Glockner http://www.npr. org/2015/08/13/431997207/a-diary-unlocked-a-teenage-coming-of-age-story-put-on-film 11) The Spiral Cage, by Al Davison http://the-toast.net/2014/11/03/disability-and-the-work-of- al-davison/ 12) Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud http://scottmccloud.com/2-print/1-uc/ 13) Oh Joy, Sex Toy, by Erika Moen http://www.ohjoysextoy.com/ 14) Chop, Sizzle, Wow, by The Silver Spoon and Adriano Rampazzo. https://www. forewordreviews.com/reviews/chop-sizzle-wow/
  28. 28. The breakthroughMaking a story with meaning AND purpose.
  29. 29. Breakthrough The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture https://www. edx.org/course/rise- superheroes-impact- pop-culture- smithsonianx-popx1- 1x-0
  30. 30. Breakthrough Inspired by Seshat …
  31. 31. Breakthrough The Leopardskin Librarian is born http: //leopardskinlibrarian.wordpress.com/ And she even teaches information lessons & skills along the road!
  32. 32. Breakthrough First, as Stella River, public librarian …
  33. 33. Breakthrough Later, as Madrigal …
  34. 34. Breakthrough I got to be a TA for the second run of “The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture”!
  35. 35. Breakthrough The world of the Leopardskin Librarian grows to include new heros …
  36. 36. Breakthrough … and new villains. And leads to new opportunities …
  37. 37. A new mountainWhen the student becomes a teacher.
  38. 38. Progress Comics, Graphic Medicine, and Creating Stigma Awareness https://etechlib. wordpress. com/2015/10/12/comi cs-graphic-medicine- and-creating-stigma- awareness-a-panel/
  39. 39. Progress Graphic Medicine Interest Group Emergency Medicine Nurse Training Outreach / Patient Education Materials Student Projects Libguide
  40. 40. Contact: @pfanderson <pfa@umich.edu> Patricia F. Anderson Perplexity Peccable

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