January/February 2013 Issue

Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community

AASL presents 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community, a video podcast series delivering brief and practical advice from respected school library leaders on important questions about school libraries today and in the future. Questions are based on the themes of Knowledge Quest issues. 

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Q: “How can school librarians convince naysayers of the value of graphic novels and convert them to yaysayers?"

Karen Gavigan is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. She and Mindy Tomasevich are co-authors of the Connecting Comics to Curriculum column in Library Media Connection, and co-authors of the book, Connecting Comics to Curriculum: Strategies for Grades 6 - 12 (Libraries Unlimited, 2011).

Jarret Krosoczka is an author and illustrator of picture books, graphic novels and chapter books for kids, such as Ollie and Lunch Lady. Visit his website at StudioJJK.com.

Robin Moeller is an assistant professor of library science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Before becoming a professor, she was a high school librarian who became interested in graphic novels. Her research interests involve visual representations of information as they relate to youth media and schooling.

Mindy Tomasevich is the School Librarian at Mills Park Middle School in Cary, NC. She is the co-Author of Connecting Comics to Curriculum: Strategies for Grades 6-12 (ABC CLIO, 2011)

All 30 Second Thought Leader Videos are available in the Archive

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