The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UNLV), Jessica Lee (Teacher Librarian, Willard Middle School, Berkeley, CA), Amanda Jacobs Foust (Electronic Services Librarian, Marin County Free Library, Marin, CA), and Jack Baur (Teen Services Librarian, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA). The handbook is available now as a free download at cbldf.org. Printed copies will be available from CBLDF at booth #1920 during this week’s Comic-Con International convention in San Diego.
Working With Libraries! provides comics creators with a valuable insider’s perspective on the library world and the systems librarians have to navigate to bring comics to their patrons. The handbook details the basics of public, school, and academic libraries, explains the collection development process, and offers suggestions for ways creators can collaborate with libraries in developing events and programs.
In his introduction, Jeff Smith writes, “Modern librarians have done a lot of amazing work to make sure that comics have a place in their collections. Now it’s our turn to learn what we can do to make libraries an even better place for the readers we both serve.”
Working With Libraries! advances CBLDF’s Banned Books Week education program, which also includes the Celebrate Banned Books Week! CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook (print copies are currently available from Diamond Comics using order code JUL141050 and cbldf.org) and CBLDF’s Discussion Guides. This year’s Banned Books Week takes place September 21 – 28 and will celebrate comic and graphic novels. To learn more, visit cbldf.org.
CBLDF’s education program is made possible by The Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s members.
You can view Working With Libraries below.
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.