Workshop: School of Comics

Course ID - CTD795           

Short Title: School of Comics

 Audience     All Employees
Length of Workshop:        5 hours 
Prerequisite     none

Graphic novels have an increased presence in libraries, and they are even being used in classroom activities and reading lists. Still, many librarians, educators and parents are unsure of how to deal with this popular format. This fun and informative session is presented for program coordinators, professors, librarians, parents and others who would like to learn more about the graphic novel as a literary format.  Graphic novels have become a rapidly growing, influential force in the publishing world and entertainment industry.  Witness the explosion of graphic novel and comics related blockbuster movies and television shows, such as Heroes on NBC. The success of graphic novels began in a place where it was least expected: the library. Facilitators will discuss what led us to this point and what can be done to capitalize on this new form of literacy. 


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  Select appropriate graphic novels for students
  •  Explain how to catalogue and publicize a collection of graphic novels in a library
  •  Define "manga."
  •  Describe some teaching strategies that include the use of the graphic novel



Reference #





11/14/08 514844 Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm Wolfson/7128 Arlene Allen,
Robin R. Brenner,
Adam Johnson,
Tom Kealey,
Francoise Mouly and
David Serchay


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0795  
Course Title: School of Comics 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

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