LILRC Hospital Library Services Program Fifth Annual Conference: Graphic Medicine: Bridging Communication, Empathy, and Creativity in Health Sciences Librarianship

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.

Project Details

Organization Name

Long Island Library Resources Council LILRC

Organization Type
Project Lead

Sally Stieglitz

New York
Start Date
April 17, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional