American Library Association Approves Graphic Novels Round Table

The American Library Association formally announced the conversion of the Graphic Novel and Comics Member Intiative Group into a Round Table during their annual conference held in New Orleans this year. The Graphic Novel Round Table is the first new group to be approved in five years, and it "will allow for organization-wide engagement with professional and collection development, public outreach and advocacy, and internal mentorship, as well as furthering the cultivation of industry partnerships relating to the sequential art format in schools and libraries."

The Graphic Novel and Comics Group has advocated the collection and support of graphic novels through events and sponsorships prior to receiving the round table, including pop-up libraries and educator/librarian-focused panels at regional comic conventions like New York Comic-Con and Comic-Con International: San Diego, facilitating the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, and coordinating the GraphiCon slate of programming at the ALA annual conventions.

“The Graphic Novel Member Initiative Group has been one of the most active groups of its kind over the past eight years,” said Robin Brenner, Co-Convener and Organizing Committee member of the Graphic Novel MIG. “With the establishment of this Round Table, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our outreach and tap into grassroots member support across all libraries and institutions.”

More details will be forthcoming concerning membership dues, opportunities and discussion forums at ALA Connect http://bit.ly/GNCRT.


Interested in starting or growing your graphic novel section? Check out Diamond's Edelweiss+ catalog here for suggestions on where to start!

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