Posts Tagged ‘ libraries ’

Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

March 20, 2018
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Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

Libraries are amazing! Comic books are amazing! But for, well essentially, forever they haven’t been able to work out their differences. When you want to check out Promethea – do you look under the author, Alan Moore? The illustrators, J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray? What if you’re just trying to see if there’s a…

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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

March 2, 2018
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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has partnered with graduate students at University of Washington iSchool to figure out how everyone finds comic books (or doesn’t) in their local libraries. With this quick survey we can improve the way…

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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

February 16, 2018
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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind, graduate students at University of Washington iSchool have put together a quick survey to improve how we find comic books in libraries. Our library system is amazing, but together we can make it even better. Are you a librarian…

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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

December 7, 2017
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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

Comics and the librarians who love them will soon have a more stable home within the American Library Association, thanks to the establishment of a Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table which will have a budget for programming, resource development, and other initiatives. The Round Table represents the next step in the evolution…

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Library Displays Cause Controversy

October 20, 2017
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Library Displays Cause Controversy

Displays at libraries in Texas and Maryland have caused furor in their respective communities. In June, the Temple Public Library in Temple, Texas, spotlighted Pride Month with two displays: a rainbow decorated bulletin board that was displayed throughout the month and a table with informational sheets and books on LGBTQIA themes that was set up…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Race

September 28, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Race

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics that deal with racial issues and feature racially diverse characters and creators. CBLDF hasn’t had to deal with overtly racist attacks…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Religion

September 28, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Religion

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics that depict diverse religions or have been banned and challenged for religious reasons. The First Amendment doesn’t just protect speech—it also guarantees freedom…

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Oklahoma Man Claims Library Promo Image Violates Religious Freedom

September 2, 2016
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Oklahoma Man Claims Library Promo Image Violates Religious Freedom

An Oklahoma man has publicly objected to a promotional photo from his local library system that shows a Muslim woman wearing hijab and reading a book. Norman resident Chad Grensky alleges that the photo is an unconstitutional endorsement of one religion over others, even though it is just a small part of the Pioneer Library System’s…

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Barefoot Gen Ranked #1 Most Affecting Manga in Japanese Poll

September 3, 2015
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Barefoot Gen Ranked #1 Most Affecting Manga in Japanese Poll

In a recent poll done by Japanese website Goo, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga anti-war Barefoot Gen ranked number one as today’s most “traumatizing” manga. The poll asked readers to rank the top 28 manga that left an indelible emotional impression on them. Although a fair majority of the titles are classic and modern horror, science…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 14: Raina Telgemeier and Alex Segura!

August 26, 2015
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To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender #3, we have a very special episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez speaks to cartoonist Raina Telegemeier (Drama, Smile, Sisters), and CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talks with Archie Comics Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing, Alex Segura. Topics: Kevin…

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