When I worked as a staff librarian for OverDrive, news came down from Macmillan that their Tor imprint would be implementing an embargo on library eBooks. Public libraries would not be allowed to purchase eBook[…]
Okay, that headline is hardly true, as these Charlie Carts cost, oh, ballpark 10 grand, but still, this is big. Big systems such as San Francisco, Cleveland, etc. are implementing these bad boys to provide[…]
There is a woman out there, sadly residing in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, who has declared libraries her enemy. Never in my wildest imaginings could I come up with a comic book villain so[…]
When I was briefly a staff librarian at OverDrive, the announcement came down that PRH would be eliminating the One Copy/One User model for library eBooks (an eBook that can only be checked out one[…]
Check out these notable graphic novels, as selected by our friends at the Art Libraries Society of North America!
Well, I’m back from ALA Annual Conference 2019 in Washington, D.C., and let’s recap my adventure. Firstly, my haul includes lots of comics and ARCs, many of them signed. You know, typical, ALAAC stuff. Best[…]
Last week, I had the remarkable pleasure of eating barbecue with esteemed comic book writer, artist, blogger, fellow Godzilla fanatic, and more, Tony Isabella. Tony has been everywhere (DC, Marvel, independent publishers, etc) and he[…]
Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know? Pokemon Go is here and it’s a thing, whether you like it or not. Get on board, and don’t miss the opportunity to draw some patrons in!
Late last week, Newsarama published this interview with Executive Editor of Marvel Comics, Tom Brevoort. Tom gives us some insight on Marvel’s big publishing initiative coming this fall which he promises will shake the status[…]
The Master Programmer: This comic, this entire series, really, reminds me of the first successful program I had at my library. It was 2009, and I had been hired by the library to create programming[…]