“Not Your Granny’s Dinner Conversation: Diversity, Race, Sex and Gender” covered all of those topics plus many more in a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation that seemed to go by way too quickly to have actually taken an hour.
Author: Kacy Helwick
Speed Dating: #alaac16 Style
This afternoon, I sat at a table as 14 different children’s and YA authors rotated around the room, each taking 4 minutes to try and make me (and the three other lovely librarians at my table) fall in love with them. And their newest books.
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!