Heralds of Change: Comic Books, Libraries and Innovation

Here are my slides from my talk at C2e2. I had a fun time putting it together, and incorporating more of my geek obsessions together. Which is probably the point – libraries need to function as these great melting pots of ideas, bringing people and ideas together in new and exciting ways. If you attended, I hope it came off in that way.

Here are the slides. Click through for my crib notes.

I’d love to continue the discussion, so if you have any questions (or comic suggestions) – please fire away in the comments.

  • http://twitter.com/himissjulie Julie Jurgens

    Any slide presentation that has Capt. Jack in it is made of win.

  • Sundaykofax

    Three cheers for Captain Jack! Also, all of your other references.

  • http://www.facebook.com/denisedevi Denise Murray

    Thanks so much for presenting. I took away not only ideas, but new enthusiasm. And thanks for sharing the slides and notes. They’ll be helpful when I talk to my coworkers about this.

    Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out is still a free NookBook. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Hanging-Out-Messing-Around-and-Geeking-Out/Mizuko-Ito/e/9780262258265/ You can read it on anything that you can put the Nook app on.

    There are two series of graphic novels that I’d recommend. They do the same thing–introduce concepts/people in a graphic format. One is the For Beginners series from Writes and Readers Press ( http://www.forbeginnersbooks.com/ ) and the other is the Introducing series from Totem/Icon ( http://www.iconbooks.co.uk/our-books/series/introducing/ ). They cover just about anything you can think of and are a nice alternative to/replacement for Dummies or Idiots Guides books. They’re great for people who have never read a comic but want a quick and intelligent introduction to something and comic geeks will find something to like, too. Some well known artists have worked on these books.

  • Jennifer

    Kudos for slide 6!

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