Thursday, February 11, 2016

Graphic Novels SIG Meeting Presentations & Agenda for ARLIS/NA + VRA 2016 Conference

Here is the information and agenda for our upcoming meeting at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, WA. Hope to see you there!

Andrew Wang is now Co-coordinator of the Graphic Novels SIG. And if you haven’t seen our new Facebook Group page, please check it out and feel free to post to it!

When: Wednesday March 9, 2016, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Baker Room The Seattle Westin 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101

  • Presentations:
Topic: User Needs for Art Library Comic Collections
Presenter: Andrew Wang, Student and Library Assistant, Indiana University
Duration: 15 minutes
Although comic collections have become more prevalent in academic libraries, little research has been conducted on the needs of their users in art libraries. This presentation will summarize a series of interviews conducted in 2015. The information provided by two studio professors from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and two members of the art history department from Indiana University will shed light on this specific user group's research needs and behavior. This will inform librarians to reassess and, hopefully, better utilize their own library's collections.

Topic: Graphic Novel/Comic Collections and the Opportunities They Present for Unique Collection Development, Collaboration, Outreach, and Events
Presenter: Tara Spies Smith, Research Instruction and Outreach Librarian and Subject Area Librarian for Art & Design Librarian, Anthropology, Communication Studies, and Journalism & Mass Communications, Alkek Library, Texas State University.
Duration: 15 minutes

Creating an isolated graphic novel collection can create opportunities for collaboration and outreach to faculty, students, and others. This presentation will cover how a graphic novel collection in a university library serving 37,979 students provides many opportunities for increased usage, promotion of the library, exhibits, and events.

  • Questions about presentations
  • Discussion of new Graphic Novels Facebook Group
  • Discussion of contacting publishers to attend our Exhibits Area
  • Other announcements
  • Questions