Monday, June 20, 2011
Pretty Sketchy: Think Big!
Dewey, the Mallville Public Library's less-than-professional teen services librarian from the webcomic Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, as drawn by Barnes on the latest strip collection Large Print, and acquired at the recent Rhode Island Library Association conference. Gene and Bill gave two great presentations: one on graphic novels, giving a brief overview of the history of comics and many, many awesome examples libraries would do well to invest in (I took copious notes on the latter); and one on customer service at the library, frequently using Dewey's actions as examples of things we should not do even when we really, desperately want to. And, they were super nice guys to boot. Thanks, guys!