BAYA: The Bay Area Young Adult Librarians Workshop 2016; Berkeley Public Library, CA
A unique opportunity for librarians working in any environment to learn about next-level graphic novel collection development, with a special emphasis on building a diverse collections by Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Librarian and Consultant). This will be followed by a presentation by author and Library of Congress' National Ambassador for Young Adult Literature: Gene Luen Yang. The second half of our program will feature a special panel of comic book professionals who will share their creative process and discuss the power of comics as a means of telling diverse stories, and as educational tools. Guests on the panel will be Gene Luen Yang, Mariko Tamaki and David Brothers.
California Library Association Annual Conference 2015; Pasadena, CA
As the world of comic books continues to infiltrate all corners of popular culture, graphic novels are having a larger and larger role in the world of libraries and are being greeted with ever-higher demand. Join long- time comic enthusiasts Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Infopeople) as they host an author panel of dynamic local graphic novelists and comics creators: Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), Derek Kirk Kim (Tune, The Eternal Smile), Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Mercury) and Craig Thompson (Blankets, Space Dumplins). This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and converse creators and about their process and work.
California Library Association Annual Conference 2015; Pasadena, CA
Join comic book enthusiasts Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Infopeople) for a round of Mangaka, a fast-paced comic creation game where in matter of minutes players create a short comic incorporating randomly assigned themes or characters. Mangaka was independently developed and financed through Kickstarter, and makes a great storytelling program for children teens and adults. No artistic skill required.
Comic Arts Fest 2015, San Mateo, CA
Long-time comic enthusiasts Jack Baur and Amanda Jacobs Foust deliver an informative talk on today's comics landscape, the history of comics and graphic novels and the value of comics literacy for readers of all ages. Then we'll have an interactive discussion about our all-time and current comic titles!
Jack and Amanda are two librarians who bonded over comics on a BART ride home years ago. Together they have presented and written about comics since 2010 and currently co-host the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast.
Alternative Press Expo 2015 Panelist; San Jose, CA
So you’ve decided to get some graphic novels for your classroom or library. Now what? Where do you put them? How can patrons find them? How do you get MORE of them, the good ones, that people will want to read and teachers will want to teach? This panel has teachers and librarians covered with these and other questions, as we discuss the serious ins, outs, and vagaries of comics curation, both for libraries and the classroom. From Dewey weirdness to lesson plans, we’ve got information for you. With Jack Baur and Morgan Rose Pershing.
Computers in Libraries 2015, Washington D.C.
In Colorado and California, libraries are charting new paths for ebook hosting and lending. This session explores how two distinct open source systems emerged from common roots and evolved in different ways. DCL developed the DCL eBook Model to serve a single ILS and is now expanding the model using a hybrid of both commercial and open source systems with the eVoke Colorado statewide ebook lending project. Throughout its journey, DCL has documented and made freely available its “How to Do It” materials to help others break through restrictions traditionally imposed on library eBooks. The Califa Library Group, with partner Contra Costa County Library, were inspired by the DCL model to develop the enki library, a statewide consortium-owned ebook platform, which currently serves more than 80 library jurisdictions in California. These alternative ebook systems benefit from ongoing negotiations with publishers, which enable libraries to manage collections directly rather than license content through an aggregator. Both projects received IMLS funding and will speak to IMLS’ strategic priority of a national digital platform. By working together to avoid recreating the wheel, these institutions offer smart lessons that the library community as a whole can benefit from. Hear about their successes, challenges, and next steps as they continue to pave the way for others. With Monique Sendzez and Michele Farrell.
Amanda Jacobs Foust
Librarian For Hire
Colorado State Library
Work with RIPL partners on event planning and onsite logistics for six events, four regional and two national. Advise partners on site selection, catering, event pricing, marketing, and registration.
Manage scholarship process for one national event. Serve as onsite logistics coordinator for select events. Coordinate event communications with RIPL partners, staff, and participants.
Assist in the development of marketing materials, announcements, and media relations.
Manage materials ordering and shipment to event sites.
Manage reimbursement processes for staff and scholarship recipients.
In conjunction with CSL staff, create and maintain an online community of practice for RIPL participants by leveraging online technologies (e.g., webinar software, file sharing platform, etc.)
Fulfill grant reporting requirements including midterm and final reports.
Co-Host and Producer
In the Library with a Comic Book is a podcast for librarians, educators and people who just plain like comics with Jack Baur of the Berkeley Public Library and Executive Producer Donna Mettier; a collection development specialist at a large regional Library in the Pacific Northwest.
Project Lead 2015
The California Library Leader Memory Project is an Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funded initiative of Infopeople and the California State Library that seeks to create a body of work that will stand as the collective professional memory of the California library profession from the mid-20th century through the first decade of the 21st century. It aims to be a resource for new/young library professionals and those aspiring to leadership in the library profession. New leaders will be inspired, empowered, and guided by those who have gone before them. Through oral histories, retired California library leaders tell their stories, sharing their experiences and their collective professional memories with new generations of librarians.
Free Comic Book Day: A How-To with Jack Baur!
People Connect Institute
Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday of every May and publishers release a special line of single issue comics at a reduced cost to retailers and libraries for distribution and in celebration of comics. Have you heard of Free Comic Book Day, but were never sure about how to bring this annual event into your library? Then join two graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developers as they provide an overview on Free Comic Book Day, what titles to select and how to acquire them and Free Comic Book Day programing.
Are you struggling to determine how best to spend your e-book budget?
Do you need help navigating the confusing landscape of e-book availability for libraries?
Would you like to stretch your libraries budget to build a comprehensive and cost-effective e-book collection
In order to provide users with a wide variety of formats, today's libraries are faced with the challenge of managing the often-complex world of e-books. Publishers and vendors place unique limitations on library e-books which can be confusing to both staff and the public. Additionally, traditional collection management budgets and best practices do not always apply.
Join Eureka! Fellows Amanda Jacobs Foust (2009), Bill Kolb (2010) and Joanna Axelrod (2012) for this hour- long webinar as they talk about the Eureka! Leadership Institute experience.
The purpose of this webinar is to make sure that everyone has the necessary background information about the Institute/Program and to answer any questions and address any concerns you might have. With Holly Hinman.