What Comics? Building and Maintaining a Great Comic Collection
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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As a format, comics cover so many genres, subject matter and identities, which makes comic collecting exciting, but also overwhelming. Comics advocates Lindsay Gibb and Andrew Woodrow-Butcher will give webinar attendees an in-depth look into best-practices for comics collection development including the ways library workers can build a better understanding of what comics work in their libraries.
You will learn:
1) Comics collection development
2) How to grow readership for comics
3) The breadth of subjects comics can cover
About the presenters:
Lindsay Gibb is the Collection Development Librarian at OCAD University. As a journalist and librarian, Gibb has most recently written about comics for a chapter in the book Comics and Critical Librarianship, and she co-programs an annual day of professional development about comics librarianship as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. She is also the author of the book National Treasure: Nicolas Cage an award-winning reflection on Nicolas Cage’s acting style from ECW Press.
Andrew Woodrow-Butcher is the Director of Library Services for renowned comic shop The Beguiling Books & Art. He works consultatively with school, public, and other libraries to develop robust and relevant graphic collections. Woodrow-Butcher co-programs an annual day of professional development about comics librarianship as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and has written about all kinds of books for Xtra, The Winnipeg Review, Broken Pencil Magazine, The Quill & Quire, and Publishers Weekly.