Other Projects and Publications
Presentations & Posters
I organized a day of library-focused panels and presentations at San Diego Public Library for the Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians, San Diego Comic Con, July 2016.
Graphic Novel Collection Development (with Jason Poole, Lalitha Nataraj, and Candice Mack), Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians, San Diego Comic Con, July 2016.
Making Comics in the Library (with Jack Baur), Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians, San Diego Comic Con, July 2016.
Herding Cats: Creating a student run OJS journal in a library school - Public Knowledge Project Scholarly Publishing Conference, August 2015
Critical Making with a Raspberry Pi - Towards a Conceptualization of Librarians as Makers (with Krista E. Parham, Anna M. Ferri, Stephanie Fan, Rebecca A. Lahr, Ekatarina Grguric, Monica Swamiraj, and Eric Meyers), ASIS&T Annual Meeting, November 2014
What d'ya mean, what's a zine? Introducing Zines into Your Library Collection - CLA Conference (May 2014)
Badges at SLAIS: Creating a Gamification System for Students - SLAIS Research Day (February 2014)
Adult Graphic Novels - BCLA RA in a Half Day (October 2013)
Zine Pavilion 5th Anniversary Zine - Editor (June 2016)
Revising the Adult Graphic Novel collection in VPL Central Branch, See Also: the UBC iSchool Student Journal, Spring 2016.
Annotated Bibliography of Challenged Material Policies in Libraries, See Also: the UBC iSchool Student Journal, Spring 2016.
Dynamite with a SLAISer Beam!, editorial in See Also: The UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Student Journal, Spring 2015.
Digitization Shares UBC Library's treasures with the world (written with Tara Simonetta) UBC Library Friends (Winter 2014)
Digitizing Discorder, Discorder (September 2014)
The Machine: Using a Raspberry Pi for Readers’ Advisory, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire Blog (May 2014)
(Also on What Are You Reading?)
Using Comics as Readers Advisory: Post on BCLA Readers Advisory Interest Group's blog What Are You Reading? (August 2013)
Writers in the Library: BCLA Conference Panel Report, BCLA Browser (July 2013)
A longer version also appeared on the BCLA Readers Advisory Interest Group's blog What Are You Reading? (June 2013)
The Zine Scene: Vancouver public library starts alternative magazine collection, Megaphone issue 21 (2009/01/09)
Online Groups and Projects
BC Libraries on Social Media: A list of as many British Columbia library social media accounts as I could find. Other people have added some that I've missed. You can add yours too!
Readers' Advisory for Library Staff: A Facebook Group for when someone asks you about a book they can't remember the title of, you're trying to find a read-a-like of something of which you've never heard, or you just want a recommendation for what to read next. Questions about other forms of media are also welcome!
Zine Librarians: A group to talk about zine librarianship! All zine librarians and archivists are welcome.
LIBR 500: Foundations of Information Technology (January - April, 2013)
Book Club for Masochists
I have also been a guest on the following podcasts:
I am a content and copy editor for teen comics and special features on the graphic novel review site No Flying No Tights.
A Quick Guide to the New Star Wars Comics Series, CCGC in Libraries (January 2016)
The Rainbow Orchid: An interview with comics creator Garen Ewing, The Beat (May 2012)
Indie Month-to-Month Sales: Tracking how well non-Marvel/DC comics sold to North American comic book stores, The Beat (July 2011). I wrote this as a monthly column for two years, but some of them don't seem to be online anymore.
The DFC Library, The Beat (January 2011)
Comic Books vs Scroobius Pip: The Beat (November 2010)
Thought Bubble 2010: Con Report, The Beat (November 2010)
The Dandy Relaunch: The Beat (November 2010)
Beard Love: An interview with Alec Longstreth about comics and facial hair, The Beat (November 2010)
Comics on a Hot Tintin Roof: Review of the Hergé Museum, The Beat (November 2010)
London MCM Expo: Con Report, The Beat (November 2010)
Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out 2014! I read from the Batman story "Bruce Wayne, Private Detective" published in Detective Comics #155, cover dated January 1950.
I have interviewed comic creators and zinesters for ALA at the 2015 conference in San Francisco, the 2014 conference in Las Vegas, and the 2013 conference in Chicago. I did not edit these, and I think at least one has weird formatting.
Ed Luce on a Love of Libraries
Janet K Lee on Comics as Communication
Colleen Frakes on Comics and Libraries
Sean O'Neill on Comics and Storytelling
Dan Mishkin Kids Read Comics and Comics and Perspective
Mike Maihack on Comics for Everyone
Delia Jean, comic artist with LadyDrawers.
John Porcellino, creator of King-Cat Comics.
Kelly McElroy, Dave Roche, Jami Thompson, and Jaclyn Miller, librarians and zinesters.
Chris Giarusso, creator of G-Man.
Jason Horn, creator of Ninjasaur.
Paul Pope, creator of Battling Boy (and my favourite comic artist).
Cosplay! Dressing up like fictional characters.
VPL Quest: I visited every public library in Vancouver (and some beyond), and wrote posts that were sometimes related.
365 Artist Trading Cards a Year: Art the size of hockey/baseball cards. Make one and I'll trade with you!