When: Thursday, Jan 31 | 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Location: MTCC 201D

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Special. Subjects: Collections, Marketing, and Reading & Readers Advisory.


In advocating for comics in our libraries we often try to explain to stakeholders how comics are the same as other literature, in both value and content. But once we get beyond basic advocacy, the truth is we should be treating our comics collections differently than other books.
Our comics are special collections. They require both visual and textual literacy to fully experience; they have a power to immediately connect readers with characters or biographical and autobiographical stories; and they allow readers to explore a huge array of fiction and non-fiction all from one section of your collection. This session will cover the value of keeping comics separate from general collections, but also how to market and advocate for that collection so it’s celebrated and not segregated.

Learning Objectives:
– The value in organizing comics in their own section of the library
– The power of comics to bring readers to new subjects
– How to market and advocate for your comics collections