What you need to know about graphic novels

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/16/2014


Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, What You Need to Know About Graphic Novels with David Serchay. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

In this workshop, David Serchay will help you develop your graphic novel collection by providing a wealth of tips and practical advice about buying, recommending, cataloging and shelving graphic novels. You will gain invaluable knowledge about graphic novels and how best to build and manage an optimal collection that is targeted both to please the format’s many dedicated fans and to help others discover it.

Topics include:

  • defining a graphic novel;
  • discussing why your library needs graphic novels;
  • developing a collection, including finding and purchasing graphic novels;
  • cataloging and shelving graphic novels;
  • building programs with graphic novels.

About the Instructor

David S. Serchay is the author of the "Librarian’s Guide to Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens" and the "Librarian’s Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults." He is a youth services librarian for the Broward County (Fla.) Library System, where his duties include selecting graphic novels for the entire library system. He has spoken on the topic of graphic novels and libraries in many places including the ALA Annual Conference and San Diego Comicon. In addition to his books, he has contributed to various other publications including reference books for Salem Press and ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press.

Registration for this ALA Editions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

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