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POSTPONED Graphic Medicine: Bridging Communication, Empathy, and Creativity in Librarianship

  • April 17, 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • South Huntington Public Library
  • 12


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member

LILRC's Hospital Library Services Program, 5th Annual Conference, is pleased to present Graphic Medicine: Bridging Communication, Empathy, and Creativity in Librarianship.

Speaker: Matthew Noe

Graphic medicine, or the overlap of comics and healthcare, has emerged over the past decade from a once small, sporadically discussed idea to a burgeoning field of study and subgenre in its own right. For librarians, the growth of the field - which includes a National Library of Medicine exhibit, "Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn!" - presents numerous opportunities, ranging from reinvigorating interest in physical collections to interactive programming. This talk invites you to consider how libraries can use comics to encourage better communication, greater empathy, and a focus on creativity in the health sciences - and may even invite you to consider flexing your own creative muscles!

Matthew Noe (he/his) is Lead Collection & Knowledge Management Librarian at Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, where he specializes in graphic medicine and health humanities. In addition to roles in ALA and MLA committees, he is a co-editor of, has received multiple grants to study and promote comics in medicine, and regularly speaks to anyone who will listen about comics librarianship.

A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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