Sundown at the Library was the March 2013 ACRL PRIMO Site of the Month. Read our interview here.
Just returned from the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians conference in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I had a great time sharing our work on comics in libraries, along with some info on how narrative and humor can add to library instruction. Here's my presentation, broken into 3 parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3(Thanks to Mike Hall for some of the content, and for the artwork, of course.)
I also had the opportunity to present on innovative outreach, alongside Lizz Zitron for the 2nd time. Lizz does a fantastic job of creating a wide variety of activities and programming for her students and the community. Take a look at The Outreach Librarian to get an idea of what she's doing at Carthage College I had a blast and I hope our audience got some ideas on how to connect with their students and community.
Fresno City College librarian Laurel Doud notified me that her library now features a new comic guide to their resources and services! Collaborating with students, colleagues, and The Friends of the Fresno City College Library, they created Dr. Strangefrog and the Doomsday Device or, How to Use the Library to Save the World. You can find a preview copy here.
I love to see other libraries trying this idea out and doing so with primarily in-house talent and funding. It's a great way to promote your library, get some buy-in from your community, and allow students, staff, and faculty to get involved in the process. Note that the Fresno City College guide was drawn by a student, as were Legends of the Library Ninjas and Library of the Living Dead - this is a great way to get students involved in telling the story of their library!