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 librarians to consider how libraries can use comics to encourage better communication, greater empathy, and a focus on creativity in the health sciences. Copies of a graphic medicine book title to be determined will be distributed to continue engagement in a future book discussion for participants.
Long Island Library Resources Council LILRC