Graphic Novels & Comic Books Community

In: Member Initiative Groups, Popular Culture, Special Collections
149 members  |  About this group  |   Syndicate content
View:   Faces | List
DiscussionsDiscussions
Discussions

Discussion Need Volunteers for the ALA Booth at C2E2!

by Christina Coleman (staff) on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 03:00 pm

Planning on being on the scene at C2E2? Will you be wearing your “librarian-hat?” Are you willing to lend a hand ?

 Great news! We have ideas taking shape for a re-imagining of the ALA Booth on the show floor! 

Planning on being on the scene at C2E2? Will you be wearing your “librarian-hat?” Are you willing to lend a hand ?

 Great news! We have ideas taking shape for a re-imagining of the ALA Booth on the show floor! 

 We would really like to make the ALA booth more representative of what Libraries (and librarians) are all about!  Taking the modern library as a design starting point we’re hoping to incorporate things like a reference desk, readers advisory service, craft “programs” and even a storytime. What we are looking for are ideas and volunteers who are willing to act on those ideas!  Here are some thoughts we have come up for the booth.  (FYI – we will NOT have power in the booth! )

 

Opportunity to sign the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries,”

For more information regarding the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries,” or for information on how to participate, please visit http://tinyurl.com/alalibrarydeclaration.

 

Story times (in the lobby or foodcourt?)

Kids

Teen

Adults

 

Crafting

Make magazine stuff

Knitting

LED, batteries, conductive thread,

Anyone have stuff/time/ideas to contribute to this?

 

Physical Library

Book Cart

Free books to give away (contests?)

Bookmarks

 

Readers’ Advisory / Reference

Hot spot “staff” to be able to access internet.  (need to test to make sure this will work on the floor)

Library box (with a sign)

People signed up to actually provide the service? 

Some simple handout with room for us to write RA suggestions that also promotes libraries? 

 

Stuff needed

Counter

Table

Sign on a stick 

Cocktail table to run “events”

Cleaning wipes

Arm bands – price on armbands?  How to identify Librarians?

 

 Your friendly neighborhood Staff Liaison!

Tina Coleman

 

 

More...

Discussion Looking for some volunteers for NYCC

by Christina Coleman (staff) on Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 01:24 pm

Hi, All -

 

I'm going to put this out on the list-serv as well. Anyone want to volunteer to coordinate anything at NYCC 2013?

 

Hi, All -

 

I'm going to put this out on the list-serv as well. Anyone want to volunteer to coordinate anything at NYCC 2013?

 

I'm not able to go so I won't be onsite and we don't have the budget to support a booth this year. We will have some panels (we're waiting to see which ones get picked) and I was wondering if the group thought we should have some sort of other things (guerrilla librarianship?) happening at the show as conversation starters about libraries and librarians. Random Acts of Reference? Roaming Reference? The Epic Librarian Photo?

 

I need people that are able to brainstorm, plan, recruit, and organize these projects onsite.

 

Respond on-list or email me directly (ccoleman@ala.org )

 

Thanks!

Tina

(Your Staff Liaison)

More...

Event ALAplay 2013

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

ALAplay is a free, open evening of gaming, graphic novels and cosplay brought to you by the Games and Gaming Round Table and the Graphic Novels Members Interest Group. Get your Lovecraft on this year with games, giveaways and costumes. This year we will have demos and scheduled sessions including: a Cthulhu themed campaign; Paizo Publishing showcasing their games, including the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game; 3-D printing demonstrations and a preview of Brian Mayer's upcoming cooperative game Freedom: The Underground Railroad. So grab your tentacles, come on down and let's go MAD!

ALAplay is a free, open evening of gaming, graphic novels and cosplay brought to you by the Games and Gaming Round Table and the Graphic Novels Members Interest Group. Get your Lovecraft on this year with games, giveaways and costumes. This year we will have demos and scheduled sessions including: a Cthulhu themed campaign; Paizo Publishing showcasing their games, including the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game; 3-D printing demonstrations and a preview of Brian Mayer's upcoming cooperative game Freedom: The Underground Railroad. So grab your tentacles, come on down and let's go MAD!

More information about this conference session

More...

Event Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Inititive Group Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Business meeting of the MIG. Agenda will include report of recent activities, report on resource building project, the future of the MIG

More information about this conference session

Event Busting the Comics Code: Comics, Censorship, & Librarians

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Just as comics were once considered a plague that converted good kids
into unrepentant juvenile delinquents, librarians have not always been
on the side of comics as valued and quality reading. Thankfully, in
recent decades librarians have becomes champions of comics as
literature and fight the good fight against challenges to comics in
libraries. Hear Carol Tilley, the dedicated researcher who's
investigations revealed the misinformation perpetrated by the
(in)famous anti-comics child psychologist Frederick Wertham in the

Just as comics were once considered a plague that converted good kids
into unrepentant juvenile delinquents, librarians have not always been
on the side of comics as valued and quality reading. Thankfully, in
recent decades librarians have becomes champions of comics as
literature and fight the good fight against challenges to comics in
libraries. Hear Carol Tilley, the dedicated researcher who's
investigations revealed the misinformation perpetrated by the
(in)famous anti-comics child psychologist Frederick Wertham in the
1950s, report on checkered history of comics, libraries, censorship,
and the teens who spoke out eloquently in defense of their favorite
medium. From there, creators, librarians, and a representative from
the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will talk about recent issues
concerning comics, library collections, and challenges, and how we all
work together to keep comics for all ages on our library shelves.

More information about this conference session

More...

Event Let's talk comics: A roundtable discussion

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

It's a wild free for all with comics creators, librarians, and
everyone keen to understand how to create engaging graphic novels and
comics in today's diverse industry. Join comics professionals and
your fellow librarians for a roundtable discussion on everything from
growing up with comics, writing for different age audiences,
everyone's toughest jobs, ideal workspaces, most tempting work
distractions, valued critics, and favorite go-to sources of
inspiration. Creators will quiz each other, and with the guidance of

It's a wild free for all with comics creators, librarians, and
everyone keen to understand how to create engaging graphic novels and
comics in today's diverse industry. Join comics professionals and
your fellow librarians for a roundtable discussion on everything from
growing up with comics, writing for different age audiences,
everyone's toughest jobs, ideal workspaces, most tempting work
distractions, valued critics, and favorite go-to sources of
inspiration. Creators will quiz each other, and with the guidance of
moderator librarian Mike Pawuk members of the audience will get their
chance to talk comics with this stellar line up.

More information about this conference session

More...

Discussion ALA Play 2013

by Brian Mayer on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 08:17 am

ALA Annual is just around the corner and another ALAPlay is going down! Come and join us for a free evening of open gaming and cos-play with a Lovecraftian twist on Friday, June 28th at the Sheraton Ballrooms 1&2 from 7:30 until 10pm. We have some great events planned, giveaways and lots of gaming fun.

ALA Annual is just around the corner and another ALAPlay is going down! Come and join us for a free evening of open gaming and cos-play with a Lovecraftian twist on Friday, June 28th at the Sheraton Ballrooms 1&2 from 7:30 until 10pm. We have some great events planned, giveaways and lots of gaming fun.

We have Paizo Publishing showcasing their Pathfinder system, their new Pathfinder Card Game which debuts at GenCon and Kill Dr. Lucky as well.

Jeff Ginger will be showing off and doing demos of 3D printing
 
Scott Nicholson is going to do face painting.
 
Matthew Murray is going to run a Cthulhu Campaign.
 
Brian Mayer will be demoing his upcoming historical co-op Freedom: The Underground Railroad
 
And there will be more!
 
So come and dress up! Come and Game! Come and get Painted! Come and have fun!

More...

Discussion GN/COS events at Annual

by Brian Mayer on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

Jenny reached out to me, asking if I could put together some promotional piece to post on Connect for this year's ALAPlay. I was wondering if there were any thoughts at this point for some GN/Cos related events for the evening. I know we still have some time before annual and we can always add things as they come up, but I wanted to be sure to reach out and include as much as I can for the initial posting.

Jenny reached out to me, asking if I could put together some promotional piece to post on Connect for this year's ALAPlay. I was wondering if there were any thoughts at this point for some GN/Cos related events for the evening. I know we still have some time before annual and we can always add things as they come up, but I wanted to be sure to reach out and include as much as I can for the initial posting.

As noted, we are moving forward with a Lovecraft theme for the evening. For those interested, I have attached the final promo piece that will be in the program as well. 

More...

Discussion EPIC LIBRARIAN PHOTO: C2E2 2013

by Christina Coleman (staff) on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 03:00 pm

Just a reminder that we'll be doing the EPIC LIBRARIAN PHOTO at C2E2 again this year.

 

Friday 4/26 at 2pm in the ALA booth #1332

Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/580230412001811/

Discussion Roaming Little Free Library Volunteers for C2E2

by Christina Coleman (staff) on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 04:10 pm

Hey, All.

 

Who is coming to C2E2? This is my official call for volunteers. I’m looking for folks to be roaming Little Free Libraries. This will involve wearing a small Little Free Library on your back (a few books, a Library Box, bookmarks, etc), a hat with a sign marking you as a library, and you should feel free to do random roaming reference and readers advisory.

 

Hey, All.

 

Who is coming to C2E2? This is my official call for volunteers. I’m looking for folks to be roaming Little Free Libraries. This will involve wearing a small Little Free Library on your back (a few books, a Library Box, bookmarks, etc), a hat with a sign marking you as a library, and you should feel free to do random roaming reference and readers advisory.

 

How awesome does that sound!?

 

Shout out on the list if you’d like to volunteer and I’ll be sending emails soon. J

More...

Pages

To provide a method for engagement and networking among ALA members interested in comic books and graphic novels. To collaborate with ALA units to support the inclusion of comic books and graphic novels in library initiatives and programs across the Association. To advocate for wider incorporation and acceptance by the profession and the Association for comic books and graphic novels in library services, programming, and collections. This group is open to all members, and encourages participation from members from all library types and members who serve various library user demographics.

Subscribe to Graphic Novels & Comic Books