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KCC News, Meetings and Minutes

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Sunday, March 21, 2010



We're getting down to the final stretch in our list-making endeavor! On Friday, we worked out what titles still need votes and assigned reading as follows:


Shana- Korgi, Goosebumps, Zeus, T-Minus, Tom Sawyer, Adventures in Cartooning, Sardine


Miranda- Johnny Boo, Amelia Rules, Mouse Guard, Sardine, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Emily Carr


Anne- Mouse Guard, Tom Sawyer, Tales from Brothers Grimm, Smile, Johnny Boo


Jason- Amelia Earhart, Wonderland, Goosebumps, Gunnerkrigg Court


These titles still need more votes and have not been assigned: Goosebumps, Zeus, Sardine from Outer Space, Tales From the Brothers Grimm, Amelia Earhart, Wonderland, and Clone Wars Adventures


Our goal date to finish our assignments is April 9 (April 16 if absolutely necessary :)). We're going to try to send an "offical tentative list" email out to the rest of the children's librarians ideally no later than April 19, so librarians have time to order items before summer. We're shooting to send the finalized list downtown by the end of August-early September, with the hope that it will hit the stands sometime in October (fingers crossed).


Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 30, 2010, at Muddy Waters Coffee Shop. The plan is to discuss any feedback from the list, and talk about anything that's left on the list that was recommended- whether or not it should be added or taken off the list, and whether or not we've come across any new titles we think should be on the list.


Thanks to everyone who came for a GREAT meeting! Looking forward to the next one!





Saturday, December 19, 2009


Two bits of info- you're likely to see in your email that there were a lot of changes to the reviews page- it's getting pretty sizable and I wanted to make it look pretty before archiving it. I'll probably put links on the R&R page to the archive. I guess we'll see how many reviews we get in 2010 before deciding to archive every year or every quarter, or what. If anyone has any insight or ideas, please speak up!


Secondly, Yotsuba volumes 6 AND 7 are available for purchase. Snatch them up while you can! I believe the whole series is in print right now, as Yen Press recently took over the license from ADV (who's out of business now, I think) and republished the first 5 volumes. At least that's what I've heard. I've got no citations for you. :P




Friday, December 18, 2009


Upcoming meeting dates: January 22, February 19, March 19, April 30 (tentative). Mark your calendars! All meetings are at Muddy Waters Coffee shop at Clinton and Goodman in Rochester at 2pm.


Friday, December 11, 2009


Made some significant organizational changes to the wiki- make sure you check it out to become familiar with it- as always, suggestions for further organizational improvements are welcome!


ALSO- there is only one location for the booklist: it has now been deleted from the News, Meetings, and Minutes page and resides exclusively on its own page: MCLS Comics Booklist


Wednesday, December 9, 2009


KCC meeting this Friday at 2 pm at Muddy Waters coffee shop- come with reviews, recommendations, catalogs, etc. Bring copies of stuff you've read recently to pass around! -Jason


NOTE: Also check the Booklist page: MCLS Comics Booklist and vote if you haven't or if you've read anything new.


Thursday, November 12, 2009


Minutes for meeting on Friday, November 6

Present: Adrienne, Jason, Miranda


We discussed the format and scope of the booklist and decided to aim it particularly at parents who are choosing reading materials for their children. We discussed breaking the list down into categories including but not limited to the following: Wordless, Beginning Readers, Superhero, Nonfiction/Biographies, Fantasy/Sci-i, Humor, Literary Adaptations. Series would be denoted with an asterisk.

We then went through the list of comics recommended for the list and put them into categories. Some didn't fit well, so we put them into an "other" category. Miranda agreed to reorganize and republish the list in its categories.


We decided to release the list, once it is determined, to MCLS librarians before sending it to be published and reproduced so that MCLS librarians could have an opportunity to add books on the list to their collections. We decided that before books could be added to the list, they would be checked to make sure they were still in print.


Thursday, November 5, 2009


Here is the list I  compiled from our last meeting. Feel free to add to it as desired. Maybe we could do something like add your name after the book if you vote yes or no. I did the first to show what I mean. How many "yes" votes should we need to include something? Three? Four? Also, if anybody has better ideas, please come forth. I haven't done this sort of thing much! (PS- this is Jason writing! Somehow Amy was still logged in! Sorry, Amy!) Also, items that are NOT in print are bolded.

(List moved- see note above -Jason) 


May 21, 2009

Yesterday I made some organizational changes to the site- I combined the 2 list categories to one and combined Articles and Other Reviews- based on what has been added so far. Also added a Glossary page for any terms, awards, conventions, or other items that might not be familiar to all users of the site. Feel free to add any terms that you are not familiar with to the page so that those of us who know can link them to more imformation.


May 20, 2009

ICv2 is a journal that tracks purchasing trends in comics, anime, and games- and general pop culture news. While its primary audience is retail establishments, its predictions and statistics are also useful for librarians. The link has been added to the Online Resources page


May 18, 2009

New reviews added to KCC Reviews: Ed's Terrestrials, Pet Robots, and Dear Dracula.


May 11, 2009

Publisher news and reviews workspace added: I had this idea to create a space for publishers themselves to link to new items and websites and such. I was planning on sending out some emails to publishers of kids' comics to see what kind of response we'd get. I figure it would be a great source of raw material, so to speak, that we could potentially use for our site. -Jason


Edgar & Ellen: Graphic Novelty reviewed


June 26 meeting agenda added- please feel free to add items!


May 6, 2009

Mouse Guard 2: Winter 1152 out in July!! (I've been waiting forever for this to come out!- JP) 

Jeff Smith's TOON book out this summer: Little Mouse Gets Ready



Friday, May 1, 2009

Our Next meeting is at 2pm on Friday, June 26, 2009, at Muddy Waters coffee shop. Put it on your calendar!

Friday, June 26, 2009 agenda


Comments (1)

Jane McManus said

at 2:23 pm on Dec 21, 2009

Mark these dates on your calendar 2010: January 22, February 19, March 19, and April 30 (tentative). Meetings are from 2-5 at Muddy Waters Coffee shop- you don't have to come for the whole thing if you can't get away. All are welcome!
--e-mail: 12-18-2009

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