Free Comic Book Day: A How-To
Competency: General Programming
Sub-Category: Demonstrates ability to be creative, promote new ideas and identify a variety of tools and techniques to create interesting and engaging programs
Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday of every May and publishers release a special line of single issue comics at a reduced cost to retailers and libraries for distribution and in celebration of comics. Have you heard of Free Comic Book Day, but were never sure about how to bring this annual event into your library? Then join two graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developers as they provide an overview on Free Comic Book Day, what titles to select and how to acquire them and Free Comic Book Day programing.
At the end of this interactive and informative webinar, you will:
- Have an understanding of what Free Comic Book day is and how your library can participate
- Be able to select and order comics for your library for Free Comic Book Day
- Have a variety of programming ideas and activities to celebrate Free Comic Book Day
Amanda Jacobs Foust ~ Biography
Amanda Jacobs Foust is librarian and trainer who speaks frequently at national and state conferences on a wide range of topics such as: eBook management, grant writing, website evaluation and content curation, including social media. Amanda is a dedicated comics reader and she co-hosts and produces the popular In the Library with a Comic Book podcast with Jack Baur of Berkeley Public Library. She can be found online at http://www.amandajacobsfoust.com/.
Jack Baur ~ Biography
Jack Baur is a graduate of the University of Oregon and University of Washington who discovered he could parlay his longtime love of comic books into a legitimate career niche, paving the way for much of what’s happened since. Shortly after grad school Jack became a Teen Services Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library. Jack likes comics, and since he’s been a Teen Librarian, he’s written several articles, a chapter in Genreflecting, gone to conventions and provided trainings about using comics in the library.