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Wednesday, March 9 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Graphic Novels SIG

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The Graphic Novels SIG meeting will begin with 2 fifteen minute presentations followed by questions and discussion of other agenda items.


 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.

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Tara Spies Smith

Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Art & Design Librarian, Anthropology Librarian, Communication Studies Librar, Texas State University Alkek Library - Rio
Tara is also the Co-coordinator of the Graphic Novels SIG. 
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Andrew Wang

Art and Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon

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