Avengers, Assemble!

Welcome to the home base of the League of Comics Librarians!

Like all super teams, the LCL has an amazing origin story: one day, a day only exceptional in being the first day of the quarter at a large educational institution offering a Masters in Library and Information Science, a group of young graduate students listened to their professor introduce the concept of a thesaurus.  (In library land a thesaurus, or the index of an indexing language, is a document filled with words that have been carefully selected to describe stuff that you want to help people find, like books, articles, and journals.)  After teaching about the powers of co-location and navigation held by mightily constructed thesauri, the professor put a question to his students: For what kind of stuff will you create a thesaurus?  For four of those students, there was only one answer: Comics!

The LCL survived the end of their one quarter class to continue in their mission: To continue to craft their super thesaurus, and to help readers, new and old find the comics (or graphic novels, or manga or whatever else you want to call it) they will enjoy.  We aim to help new readers break into this amazing narrative format and help long time fans break free of their reading ruts to find comics that are right for them in new and unexpected places.  We believe there are comics out there for everyone, and we are here to help you find them.

 

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About Megan W.

I am a fan of comics with discreet, self-contained story lines, and light on the super heroes. I also have a weakness for witty characters, zombies, shojo manga, and pretty art. My library background is in public libraries in which I hope to have a future career as master reader’s adviser and book pusher to the masses. My biggest comic turnoff is: ugly, messy, cramped art The last comic that blew my mind was: The Wrong Place by Brecht Evans

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