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**Begin live show intro:  Welcome to the  LiTTech Show! The show that highlights innovations and progress in Library Media Technology. And we are:

I’m your host....
Emily Thompson

Addie Matteson

And our special guests are Raya Samet, Upper School Librarian from Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio and Stephanie Grimm, Reference and Instruction librarian at the University of South Carolina - Beaufort.

Welcomes and introduction:
What’s the big thing that happened this week? Newsishness? Hurricane? Library news?


ComicCon: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/business/media/even-at-comic-con-you-cant-defy-gravitas.html
http://www.theonion.com/articles/comics-not-just-for-kids-anymore-reports-85000th-m,28727/

Aurora, CO shooting. We’re so sorry, and we feel for everyone there.




Item 1: How is a Graphic Novel different from a Comic Book?
If you ask many of the authors, there isn’t much difference other than the binding (paraphrasing Douglas Wolk).
What is a graphic novel? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_novel
A brief history of the Graphic Novel (via WayBack Machine) http://web.archive.org/web/20080603041720/http://www.graphicnovels.brodart.com/history.htm
Manga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga

Item 2: Who reads Graphic Novels?
Well, there’s something for everyone.
http://www.graphicnovels4girls.com/
http://boobsdontworkthatway.tumblr.com/  
Reluctant readers: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6722094.html

Item 3: Are Graphic Novels just as good as other books?
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/graphic-novels-comics-andrew-miller

Item 4: Favorite authors and artists:

Greg Rucka*
Dave Mazzucchelli*
Vera Brosgol*
Becky Cloonan*
Dylan Meconis*
Doug TenNapel*
Raina Telgemeier*
Kazu Kibuishi*
Jim Ottaviani*
Craig Thompson*
Marjane Satrapi*
Art Spiegelman*
Alison Bechdel*
Jeff Smith*
Jarrett Krosoczka*
Jennifer and Matthew Holme*
Alan Moore*
Neil Gaiman*

http://rayasamet.weebly.com/graphic-novels-resources.html

Item 5: Books that are coming out
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
The Voyeurs by Gabrielle Bell
The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons  edited by Russ Kick
Parker - The Score, by Darwyn Cook (based on the work of Richard Stark)

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Final Segment:

What are we reading?
Emily: The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman (audiobook)
Addie: Safety Not Guaranteed (movie); Babymouse For President by Jennifer and Matthew Holm
Stephanie: Finder, Carla Speed McNeil
Raya: Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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Looking ahead:



That will do it for this week on the LiTTech Show.  

Emily Thompson emiathom@gmail.com @librarianofdoom librarianofdoom.com
Adrienne Matteson queenaddie@gmail.com @queenaddie
Raya Samet rsame@hawken.edu @libraryraya http://rayasamet.weebly.com  
Stephanie Grimm @stephliana


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