This Wednesday, the American Library Association is offering a great opportunity for librarians who are looking to expand or strengthen their graphic novel collections. The 90-minute online ALA Editions Workshop, titled What You Need to Know About Graphic Novels and presented by David Serchay, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Serchay, the author of ALA resources The Librarian’s Guide to Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens and The Librarian’s Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults, will discuss the following topics:
- Defining a graphic novel
- Discussing why your library needs graphic novels
- Developing a collection, including finding and purchasing graphic novels
- Cataloging and shelving graphic novels
- Building programs with graphic novels
According to ALA Editions, the workshop will provide tips on “how best to build and manage an optimal collection that is targeted both to please the format’s many dedicated fans and to help others discover it.” Individual registration is $55, but ALA offers a group rate for three or more people registering to watch together. If you’ve been wanting to refine your graphic novel collection, don’t miss out!
Contributing Editor Maren Williams is a reference librarian who enjoys free speech and rescue dogs.