ALA Unit/Subunit: Exhibits RT
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
At the request of Will Eisner, a librarian has been invited to serve on the Eisner Award Jury every year since 2005. The Eisners, also known as the "Oscars" of the Comics Industry are celebrated every July at Comic-Con International, which takes place in San Diego, California. Since that very first librarian, Kat Kan, was invited to serve on the jury, the Eisner Awards have gained value and credibility within the library world. Will Eisner is known by many as the father of the graphic novel, and the Eisner Awards have gained higher prominence in the publishing and library industries. How has the librarian's perspective on the selection and voting process impacted the awards? How have those changes impacted the greater publishing industry? How are the Eisners different from other standard library industry awards? Join us for this very revealing conversation....