"Sales of graphic novels have more than tripled from $75 million in 2001. Milton Griepp, chief executive of ICV2, which tracks the pop culture marketplace, estimated libraries add another 5 percent to 10 percent to those retail sales figures."
"The Chicago-based American Library Association said it knows of at least 14 challenges relating to graphic novels in U.S. libraries over the past two to three years."
"The issue has become prevalent enough that the ALA, the National Coalition Against Censorship and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund earlier this year put out a set of recommendations for librarians looking to begin their own graphic novel collections but wanting to avoid controversy."
Update: Several site feed "chicklets" have been added to the blog to make it easier to subscribe.
Therefore, this is a test post. If nothing happens, please excuse my blathering on about the issue. On the other hand, if you notice the side bar information has changed greatly (the CMCIG info is gone) and the color scheme different (any other color but the original green), we are working on the problem and hope to have it fixed on Monday.
Thanks for your patience.
The original CMCIG blog template has been restored and a free web statcounter installed.
Please plan on joining us at our session, which is scheduled for 1:30.
"Join Diane Cellentani - president of Marketing Backup and marketing research consultant to OCLC - for an introduction to the marketing research process. This two-hour workshop will introduce you to the market research techniques that will help you gather reliable information for the library service planning, service / resource development, and marketing and communication efforts." - Workshop flyer, 9/13/06
Thomson Gale is sponsoring an ALAO Welcome Reception in Crowne Plaza boardroom after the workshop from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Come early to the conference and stay overnight at the Crowne Plaze Quaker Square; to get the ALAO rate hotel reservations must be made by October 3.
For more information, or to make your reservation, email Candi Clevenger (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information. Candi has mentioned "anyone who is interested should sign up early. We have a minimum attendance number we need to reach in order to have the workshop. We're slightly less than halfway there as of today." (Comments, Library Cloud, 9/14/06)
Remember, there is no cost to attend this marketing workshop.
Double check the program on the day of the conference, but according to the schedule at a glance, CMCIG's session on Graphic Novels is Session 3 (1:30 - 2:15), Conference D:
Hope to see you there!
Michael Pawuk - Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn Branch
CMCIG's sponsored session at the annual Fall Conference will feature Michael Pawuk, nationally known speaker on graphic novels. Michael is the teen services librarian at the Brooklyn Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library system, and is recognized as one of the leading experts in the country on the subject of graphic novels. In 2002, he chaired the YALSA pre-conference session "Get Graphic @ your library," and he regularly speaks on building graphic novel collections in libraries. In his session at the fall conference, he will discuss the differences between graphic novels, comic books, and standard trade books. He will also discuss how to decide if a book belongs in a collection, the major publishers and what kinds of books they publish, and Japanese Manga.
The COSTP home page states: "It is important to note that COSTP's mandate does not replace printed textbooks; it simply makes them less expensive to produce; and, in doing so creates many additional benefits, economies, and efficiencies that will fully leverage California's activities in the K-12 textbook publishing domain."
How will projects of this sort influence CMC's and their curriculum textbook collections?
More about the textbook project:
- Welcome to the California Open Source Textbook Project
- COSTP World History Project
- COSTP World History Project: Contents
More about Wikibooks:
Articles about Wikibooks:
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Feel free to post here or to the CMCIG list.
"a fully web-based eventfocused on how new online communications technologies and social tools are changing Higher Education. Except as noted, presentations are offered free of charge."The conference is a month long event focusing upon four specific tracts of presentations including; teaching, library & information science resources, admissions, alumni relations, and communications & marketing, and websites & web development.
Of interest today is a presentation: "Legal Issues in Podcasting in the Traditional Classroom" by Elizabeth Townsend Gard and Colette Vogele, both from Stanford Law School. It is available in two parts as a quicktime movie and as a powerpoint presentation.
Making Your Life Easier with BWI!
Eileen Armour and Nancy Cheney of BWI will demonstrate how using TitleTales, a free database, to search, select, and order materials online can benefit Curriculum Materials Center librarians.
Promoting Information Literacy through Webquests
Sara Bushong of Bowling Green State University will lead this discussion of using webquests with K-12 and pre-service teachers.
EBSS: Curriculum Materials Center Collection Development Policy Manual
Dr. Gary Lare of the University of Cincinnati will share the Collection Development Policy manual his EBSS Commitee has developed and go through the document with workshop attendees.
NCATE Technology Requirements
Debra Mallonee of Cedarville University, and formerly of the State Department of Education, will explain NCATE's increased expectations in the area of information technology and discuss how CMCs and library personnel can help meet those expectations.
Tour the Cedarville University Curriculum Materials Center
For more information and to register for the workshop, go to http://www.cedarville.edu/cmcig.
Hope to see you on May 19!
Don’t miss the first Art of the Picture Book Conference to be held on May 12 and 13, 2006 at Ashland University, Ashland Ohio. The conference will bring together educators, librarians, artists, publishers, editors, aspiring writers or illustrators, and anyone interested in picture books. Art of the Picture Book will feature keynote presentations by award-winning authors and illustrators, many exciting sessions and workshops, a children’s art exhibit, and author autograph sessions.
Internationally known authors and illustrators, Ted and Betsy Lewin have collaborated on notable books such as Gorilla Walk and Elephant Quest. Betsy Lewin is the author and illustrator of the 2000 Caldecott Honor Book Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type. Ted Lewin is the author and/or illustrator of several award winning titles including Peppe the Lamplighter, a 1994 Caldecott Honor Book.
Native Ohioan, Denise Fleming is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book In the Small, Small Pond, and The Everything Book, a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Books of 2000.
Other invited speakers include the Deputy Director of the Mazza Museum, Benjamin Sapp and children's book author, Dominic Catalano.
Registration for the conference is now open with the two-day registration fee only $95.00! Single day pricing and student rates are also available.
The program includes:
- "The Role of Math and Science Centers in the State of Michigan"
Dr. Walter Rathkamp, Director
Saginaw Valley State University Regional Math & Science Center
- "New Technologies in the Classroom: Podcasting and Screencasting"
Russ Barneveld, Professor
Grand Valley State University
- "ETextbooks: The Vendor's Perspective"
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
- "ETextbooks: The Librarian's Perspective"
Sue Homant, Head of Reference
University of Detroit, Mercy
Cost for this workshop, including lunch, is $40 for ECIG and ARLD members; $50 for MLA members; and $70 for non-MLA members. For more information, or to register, contact Anne Winkel (517) 394-2774, ext. 277 or register online (see post title link) @ https://orders.mlc.lib.mi.us/mla/2006registration.htm.
Registration deadline is April 16, 2006.
I started including graphic novels after asking the professors teaching children and young adult literature at AU. The young adult class is required to read graphic novels, so I have a ready audience. One issue I have encountered is the placement of the books when cataloged. Some of them are in the juvenile collection. Others, because of graphic nature of the illustrations, content, or language, have been added to the regular circulating collection. Making that determination has not been simple. We spend time perusing each purchase individually to make sure location in the library is appropriate (adhering to development policy). With that in mind, our cataloger has added 'graphic novels' as a subject heading to each book, making it easier for students to locate within the catalog.
Note: Special thanks to Andrea Williams, Curriculum Materials Librarian at Midwestern State University for posting her inquiry on the EBSS List.
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For those of us who remember, Joe was the keynote speaker at the 28th Annual ALAO convention in 2002. He is also the American Libraries Columnist, Internet Librarian.