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OLA 2014

Not Your Grandpa's Comic Books

Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Technical Services Roundtable (TSRT)

This panel discussion of graphic novels in a library collection will include selection, cataloging, housing, and controversies surrounding this format.

Cathie Sue AndersenCathie Sue Andersen, Selector Youth Fiction, Tulsa City County Library

Cathie Sue Andersen, received her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma, and is the materials selector at the Tulsa City-County Library. She selects fiction for children from birth to age 18 including graphic novels for all. The first Children’s Services Coordinator for TCCL, she is currently vice-chair for the Oklahoma Teen Book Fest, is a featured reviewer for the Children’s and Young Adult Book Review Podcast, and has served as a member of each Sequoyah Book Award Reading Team. Cathie Sue has spoken at ALA Annual and multiple Oklahoma Library Association conferences. She is constantly seeking creative ways to serve children and young adults, foster in them a love for books and reading and bring children and authors together. She lives and raises chickens in Collinsville, Ok.

MaryGrace BerkowitzMaryGrace Berkowitz, Cataloger/Reference Librarian, Keith Leftwich Memorial Library, Oklahoma City Community College

MaryGrace Berkowitz works at the Oklahoma City Community College library. She has been there for nine years. Her role involving graphic novels covers almost all aspects of their life cycle. MaryGrace does collection development in that area. She reviews them when they arrive, and assigns classification numbers and subject headings as needed. She also writes reviews about them, and includes them in booktalks. Recently MaryGrace looked for ways to display them to encourage circulation of these materials.

Jason Dean HendersonJason Dean Henderson, Digitization and Virtual Reference Technician, SWOSU Libraries, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Jason’s primary job duties involve the coordination and execution of various digital projects for SWOSU Libraries, including digital conversion of historical documents and scholarly communication material for the SWOSU Digital Repository.
In addition, Jason provides reference service, bibliographic instruction, and works to promote and procure relevant texts and media for the library that showcase the importance of popular culture within academia. In May 2013, Jason earned his Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma. He currently lives in Weatherford, Oklahoma with his wife, Michelle and their daughter, Alina.

Clyde HerrodClyde Herrod, Cataloging, Metropolitan Library System

Clyde Herrod has worked in the Metroplotian Library sytem for 31 years, 16 of these in the Cataloging Department. He has been involved in cataloging the system’s graphic novel collection since the beginning. He holds a dual BA in English/Spanish and an LTA. As a freelancer, Clyde has done translations for various business and community groups.  During the 1990’s he wrote some articles that were published in local Spanish language newspapers and had a weekly language radio program.


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