Weekly Roundup!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!

Kristina – Totally inspired for the Olympics this year? PhD student in LIS? Consider applying for the International Olympic Committee’s PhD Research Grant programme. One of their three objectives is to utilize the Olympic’s historical archives, library collections and audio-visual materials. Applications are due in September!

Heather- Not that I’ve ever needed an additional reason to go to the library, but Auckland Libraries really makes an extra effort with its collection of, well, graphic graphic novels.

Annie – Just for fun, take a look at this year’s “Library Olympics“. Librarians at the University of Dayton proved their information wrangling prowess in feats of physical skill.

Chezlani – Just attended a free webinar on Graphic Novel/Comic Collection Development. Some highlights:  Small Press Expo 2016, upcoming, wish I could attend (East Coast folks, anyone?) This conference highlights indie, non-superhero comics, and really works to showcase the art of storytelling in the graphic format. Graphic Women looks like a very interesting book that explores the work of women graphic novelists over the years. And the one I wanted to read most: The Outside Circle, which tells the story of a young Aboriginal Canadian man struggling through gang violence, prison, and eventually traditional forms of reconciliation and healing..

Brenna – Attention recent grads working in academic libraries! ACRLog is seeking first year academic librarians to join their blog. Applications are due September 10.

Cover photo from JSMetcalf Photos on Flickr Commons.  Licensed under CC 2.0.

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