Library Con: My Vegas Diary

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[Caveat:  embarrassing and/or salacious events have been bowdlerized.] Today marks the end of the annual conference of the American Library Association, held June 26-July 1 near Las Vegas, Nevada.  Since it offered a large amount of comics programming as well as a more bibliophiliac experience than BookExpo America, I made my plans to attend months […]

Library Con: Stan Lee: “…I practically won the war…”

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Building Creative Bridges has an insightful recap of Stan Lee’s talk at the American Library Association’s annual conference. The most hyperbolic quote? He and his colleagues, for example, prepared materials teaching soldiers how to disassemble and reassemble guns: “We were able to increase the speed of the training by about 30%…I never told you, but […]

Library Con!: Artist Alley at ALA-Vegas!

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The annual conference of the American Library Association kicks into high gear today (It’s been running since Thursday!), with the first full day of the exhibition hall being open. Like BookExpo America, publishers are displaying their new titles, and scheduling authors to sign books!  Gene Yang signed his new book from First Second last night, […]

Library Con!: All the Comics Programming at ALA-Vegas! Now With Stan Lee!

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Every Winter, the American Library Association holds a conference in an arctic clime (Philadelphia, Boston) where awards are announced and some networking and training is held.   In the Summer, it’s usually someplace sweltering (although DC in June is not that bad).  Last year, it was held in Chicago.  This year, Vegas. [1]

Librarians Love All Kinds of Graphic Novels!: 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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Since 2007, the Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the American Library Association, has been selecting the best graphic novels for teens. The list of 78 titles, drawn from 122 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality […]

Librarians Love Graphic Novels! Numerous Titles Win Awards!

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Every January, the American Library Association holds their Mid-Winter Meeting.  Tradition dictates that it be held in a frigid clime, so Philadelphia was chosen.  (In a bit of uncanny foresight, the next three sites will be: Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta.) The Mid-Winter conference is the smaller, more laid-back version of the Annual show (traditionally held […]

Book Con!: Librarians Celebrate Geeky Fun in Chicago! [updated]

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Every summer, thousands of librarians congregate at the American Library Association’s annual conference.  All sorts of topics are discussed, presented, and taught, and, believe it or not, librarians love books with a geeky passion!  There is something for everyone, and as the geek diaspora filters into libraries, libraries are becoming more than just a place […]

Book Con!: Librarians Interview Creators in Artists Alley in Anaheim!

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An amazing assortment of artists and creators attended the American Library Association annual conference in Anaheim last month, and ALA interviewed twenty-five creators, posting the video to YouTube!

Book Con!: American Library Association Annual Conference 2012

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So what happens when a room full of librarians decide to hold a comic con? Quite a bit!

They Love Us!: American Library Association 2012 Youth Media Awards

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Every January, librarians gather together to learn, network, discover, and, most important, RECOMMEND great books to read. Here are some of the award winning books which appeal to readers of graphic novels! Congrats to all!