The GNCRT Resources & Toolkits Committee recently partnered with AASL for a great webinar series! Please see below for links to view the archived webinars.
Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers
View the archived webinar: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/sessions/1203/view
While many librarians and educators understand the value of comics and graphic novels, there are still those who need convincing. How do we get these resistant gatekeepers to open the doors and let comics in? This webinarwill give you tools to address concerns, dispel myths, and show the benefits that comics and graphic novels bring to classrooms and libraries. Learn how creators, publishers, and librarians have dealt with these issues. You’ll also hear from Betsy Gomez from the Banned Books Coalition and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who will discuss Panel Power, a resource that addresses misconceptions about comics and explains how they support literacy. The panel is moderated by Emily Ratica, a high school Teacher Librarian in San Bernardino, CA and member of AASL’s Induction Program.
Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian
View the archived webinar: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/sessions/1209/view
Comics are increasingly taught in schools and included in academic libraries and school librarianship presents its own unique challenges and requirements. In this discussion, teachers, creators, book distributors, and library experts will offer details on where to find quality reviews, collection development assistance, programming tools and ideas, and more!