In this fun, pop culture laced, interactive webinar, youth librarians Pamela Jayne & Krista King-Oaks will delve into the comics and graphic novels to de-mystify the secrets behind the hottest growing collection of public libraries across the country.

We will define common jargon related to the genre, include tips for keeping up on the latest media releases and trends, find resources for collection development and reader’s advisory, and learn tricks for keeping your collection age-appropriate.

Beyond the focus of collection development, we will include programming ideas that will reach out and engage the whole family. Also, we will provide easy to replicate community outreach and social marketing strategies to promote and extend the theme beyond the titles.


Original broadcast January 27, 2015

Biography ~ Krista King-Oaks
Krista King-Oaks has worked in both academic and public libraries over the past twelve years. She received her MLS from the University of Kentucky where she specialized in public libraries and youth services. Currently, Krista is a Children’s Programming Librarian for the Kenton County Public Library in Covington, Kentucky, where she is devoting time to creating a new vision for elementary-aged programs and services.

Biography ~ Pamela Jayne
Pamela Jayne has worked with the Boone County Public Library since 2007 and is currently the Teen Librarian at the main branch in Burlington, Kentucky. She received her MSLIS Degree from Drexel University and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville. She enjoys creating and implementing teen programming, collection development and maintenance of teen collections and selecting children’s and teen graphic novels.