ALAO 32nd Annual Conference

Early bird registration deadline for this year's conference is next Wednesday, September 20th. Be sure to have your registration post marked for that date in order to receive the discounted price of $70 - save $10. Other items of interest from the Conference web site include:

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:

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.

Hope to see you there!

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