ALA Annual 2016

Libraries! Comics! Women! It’s Valhalla!

#alaac16 is fully underway, and this morning I attended the “Welcome to Valhalla” program. To talk about the Valhalla community, a secret Facebook group, first you need to know about the Valkyries. And that is how this panel started, with an introduction to the Valkyries, a support group/community/network for women who work in comic book shops. Comic book retail employees have certain privileges that are not available to librarians, so the Valkyries is not open to us, but recently Valhalla (where Valkyries ascend to once they leave their comic book store jobs) has been opened to librarians who work with graphic novels!