PCI Webinar with Amanda Jacobs Foust
Graphic Novels: An Introduction for Patrons of All Ages
Competency: General Programming
Sub-Category: Demonstrates ability to be creative, promote new ideas and identify a variety of tools and techniques to create interesting and engaging programs
Graphic Novels can be one of the most popular and highest circulating formats in your library collection, but often, staff are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with the format. In this webinar, two graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developers will share the secrets of purchasing, organizing and preserving graphic novels and comics in the library for all ages.
In this interactive and informative webinar, we will cover:
- Who reads graphic novels and why
- A brief history of comics
- An overview of publishers
- Top circulating graphic novels and comics
- Cataloging and organization
- Challenges and concerns
- Selection resources and best practices
Amanda Jacobs Foust ~ Biography
Amanda Jacobs Foust is librarian and trainer who speaks frequently at national and state conferences on a wide range of topics such as: eBook management, grant writing, website evaluation and content curation, including social media. Amanda is a dedicated comics reader and she co-hosts and produces the popular In the Library with a Comic Book podcast with Jack Baur of Berkeley Public Library. She can be found online at amandajacobsfoust.com.