Episode 53: Happy-Go-Lucky Comics Librarians

This is a mini-episode recorded while waiting for John Wick 3, but there’s more content than ever! Kristin and Thomas talk about the Quebec Library Association Conference and the sessions they saw there. Does your library acknowledge use of native lands? What is the best way to utilize a religious space for community programming? Toronto and Montreal’s Comic Arts Festivals were a blast! Sometimes the best way to vacation outside of America is to sit back in a hotel bed and watch Live PD. All this and just two picks!

Escape rooms with Vickie Chen and Edward Lim (thread)

Violet Fox’s Cataloging Lab session (thread)

Library of Congress’s “Illegal Alien” heading

Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Indigenous Lands Acknowledgment:

“The Toronto Comic Arts Festival would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabe, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat and that Indigenous peoples have lived on and cared for this land for more than 15,000 years. This territory is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Treaty. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We acknowledge that settlers on the land directly benefit from the process of colonization.

In recognition of our gathering on these lands for TCAF 2018, the festival has made a donation to The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF). We look forward to increasing our support and programs for Indigenous creators in the years to come.”

Margo Gustina’s keynote (thread)

Perry Bible Fellowship: Gnome Bubbles

Montreal Comic Arts Festival

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (photos and audio of various panels)

Kistin’s Pick

Sobriety: The Graphic Novel 9781616495572

Thomas’s Pick

Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World 9781947194359

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