Wondering how to get the most out of using comics to teach your students or to create compelling events at your library? Moderator Colby Sharp (Nerdy Book Club, nErDcamp MI) and an all-star cast of cartoonists and educators share some engaging strategies and tips to get your students more immersed in any subject. Colby is joined by Matt Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle), Sharon Iverson (Librarian behind much of the comics programming at AADL), Jim McClain (Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter), Steve Lieber (Periscope Studios), and Sara Ryan (Bad Houses).
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Phil Larson, from the office of Veterans and Military Services Program, speaks on issues pertaining to combat injury, physical and mental, visible and invisible. This presentation is part of a year-long series of events to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the U-M Services for Students with Disabilities office.
Clements Library staff honors and celebrates Dave Tinder and his family and friends who have contributed to the David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography. Clayton Lewis offers his comments and a slide presentation. Clayton Lewis is Curator of Graphic Materials where he oversees the Clements' collection of historical prints, photographs, artwork, illustrated sheet music, ephemera, and other visual materials.
This is the kick off of the John Sayles Symposium. Jim Burnstein, screenwriter, producer, and U-M professor gives opening remarks.
John Sayles has consistently incorporated themes of social injustice into his narratives, underscoring the difficulties and challenges individuals face daily. This panel of scholars examines how over the course of his film career, Sayles created a full tapestry of the American experience in a way that is true to his vision of "the community as hero."
Sayles never sought assistance from Hollywood to create his films. His first film, produced for $60,000, helped to write the textbook of how to make a film in the contemporary age when big ideas combine with a shoe string budget. This panel of friends, cohorts and collaborators of Sayles share how their collective careers began and how the industry has changed and changed them in the process.
Librarians involved in a wide range of MCubed projects discuss their experiences, including their involvement and methods for forming a cube and their work on specific projects.
Cathleen Baker, conservation librarian and exhibit conservator for the University of Michigan Library, speaks about her friendship with the American book illustrator John DePol and shows examples of his work currently on display in the exhibit on the 7th Floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
A Staged Reading of Kristina Lugn's play "Ruth and Roger" Chicago-based Akvavit Theatre performs a staged reading of a play by Swedish poet and dramatist Kristina Lugn, followed by discussion with the Actors and Director.
"I Can Gather All the News I Need on the Weather Report," photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr, CC-BY-NC 2.0
In celebration of National Library Week, American Library Association President Barbara Stripling engages the audience in a town hall style discussion on the state of libraries in America. She shares her national and international perspectives on the greatest challenges and opportunities for libraries to be life-long learning institutions, community builders, publishing partners, collaboratories, empowerment engines, maker spaces, and much more.