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Monday, June 18 • TBA
ONLINE - Library Services - K-12 - Fun in a Phonebooth: Developing a Graphic Novel Collection LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Although graphic novels and comics can be effective means of supporting literacy, developing a graphic novel/comic/manga collection may lay beyond the comfort zone of some librarians. This online course will explore best practices and resources for selection. Focusing on a technical approach, librarians unfamiliar (or even uncomfortable with) the comic form will be able to make dispassionate, informed decisions. Beginning with a very basic discussion of the benefits of reading graphic novels, the course will largely focus on selection and selection aides—aiming to help librarians effectively incorporate graphic novels into a collection without having to become a superfan. This program will equip participants with criteria for assessment and valid resources to aid in making sound collection development decisions when navigating this terrain.

Attendees will learn about:
Advantages of a robust graphic novel collection.
Criteria for evaluating unfamiliar potential acquisitions.
Selection aides for identifying potential acquisitions.

Participants will gain access to an online resource bank of selection adies for comics and graphic novel collection development.

The class join code is: ecjwin

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Sara Pavone

Librarian, Round Rock ISD
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Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →

Monday June 18, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

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