Once upon a time, everyone in Library Land, the librarians, the teachers and the public, all agreed that graphic novels and comic books were good for our youth. Graphic novels encouraged reading for reluctant readers, taught kids how to think in a visual and literary way, and told stories kids needed to read. It was …

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Photo By: Thomas Galvez I started a new job as an assistant director at a new library in December. For a long time, my concerns were taken up strictly by the tasks of moving and settling into a new house, and learning the aspects of my new job. Eventually it seemed like I had a …

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Like Batman, when curating the collection in your library, it’s best to swoop in like a force of nature, be swift, and if at all possible, work in the dead of night. What the hell am I talking about? There are two aspects of curating or developing a collection that a librarian has to worry …

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This year at our state library conference, my presentation on girls and comics in the library was standing room only. It was interesting and surprising to see that many people in a ballroom to listen to anyone at all talk about girls and comics. But more importantly they were there to listen to me. Which …

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At the end of next month, I am going to be standing in front of a ballroom full of librarians at our state library conference. I am going to spend fifty minutes waxing on about comics, girls in libraries, STEM fields, and whatever else makes its way into my PowerPoint presentation. Fortunately, I like to …

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Once upon a time, Batman saved my life. It wasn’t one of those dark alley things. He didn’t swoop down from a rooftop and save me from the Joker or a crazed bad guy with a knife. But, Batman saved me. Robin was there, too. I might not be writing this today without the Caped …

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Excuse me, may I have a rant? Well, regardless of your answer, I am going to take one, anyway. Since roughly around, oh, Sophocles’ time, people have been complaining that “kids today,” don’t have an appreciation for the classics. That education is slacking off. That students are coming out of school with less knowledge, and …

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By: Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau One thing geeks like to do is talk endlessly about their favorite topics. I once held court in the lobby of the LAX Marriott until 6 AM explaining to five guys how everyone in the DCU is at least a little bisexual, except for Barry Allen and maybe a …

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