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2007 -2009. High School Dropout Rates Average dropout rate in WNY (1998 -2003) 47.8% increased by 47.8% 3.5% Overall dropout rate was 3.5% 2.5% state.

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3 High School Dropout Rates Average dropout rate in WNY ( ) 47.8% increased by 47.8% 3.5% Overall dropout rate was 3.5% 2.5% state average of 2.5% 52% 52% of students in Buffalo graduated in 4 years (2008) 70.9% NYS average was 70.9%

4 Graphic Novels Published in U.S.

5 This project was made possible in part by a Family Literacy Library Services Grant New York State Library New York State Education Department

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7 Whats in it for you? Graphic novel collection development Graphic novel collection development Programming ideas Programming ideas Keys to developing strong partnerships Keys to developing strong partnerships Practical ideas for public/school cooperation Practical ideas for public/school cooperation Classroom kits Classroom kits Marketing basics for a large project Marketing basics for a large project

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11 Todays Agenda Britts World Famous Graphic Novel Workshop Britts World Famous Graphic Novel Workshop Q & A Q & A Break Break Buy book at NYLA store Buy book at NYLA store Panel Panel Q & A Q & A Bye Bye

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13 Visibility Speakers Series Speakers Series Movies Movies Workshops Workshops Librarians Educators Teens

14 Speakers Series Attention Getters Attention Getters Appeal to a general audience Appeal to a general audience Choices Choices Experts Experts Established Artists Established Artists Rising Stars Rising Stars

15 Panel Discussions Introduction Introduction Inspiration Inspiration

16 Speakers – First Year Art Spiegelman

17 Speakers – Second Year Gene Yang Scott McCloud Trina Robbins

18 More Speakers Harvey Pekar Jessica Abel Jason Little

19 Care and Feeding Contracts Contracts Travel & Lodging Travel & Lodging Host Host Volunteers / staff Volunteers / staff Simulcast Simulcast

20 Movies Adaptations Adaptations Multiple Venues Multiple Venues Guided Discussions Guided Discussions

21 Educator Workshops Sharing Information Helping Teens

22 Jerry Lange Buffalo Comic Con Buffalo Comic Con Story / Narrative Story / Narrative Art process in creation Art process in creation Tools Tools Additional resources Additional resources

23 Alex Simmons Kids Comic Con Kids Comic Con Sci-Tech Heroes Sci-Tech Heroes Erie1BOCES Erie1BOCES Comics in the science classroom Comics in the science classroom Create your own hero/villain Create your own hero/villain

24 Teen Workshops Writing Comics Writing Comics Flash Fiction Flash Fiction Open House Open House Drawing Comics Drawing Comics

25 Create a Graphic Novel Entries for: Stories Stories Cover – Contest Cover – Contest Entries for: Individuals Individuals Classes Classes

26 Contest Guidelines

27 Contest Entry Form

28 Cover Art Guidelines

29 Cover Art Entry Form

30 Judging Gallery Director Gallery Director Comic Store Owner Comic Store Owner Publisher Representative Publisher Representative

31 Cover Art – Top Ten

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37 Continuing Get Graphic Collection Development Collection Development Workshops Workshops Classroom Kits Classroom Kits Buffalo Comic-Con Buffalo Comic-Con Buffalo Book Fair Buffalo Book Fair

38 Public Library – School Library Cooperation

39 Discover Common Ground Kids Teens Teens Reading Reading Public Research School Public Research School Library High Interest Library Library High Interest Library Information Information Internet Internet Fun! Fun!

40 Make use of existing networks Public Library System Public Library System Central Library Branches/Member Libraries Librarians! School Library System School Library System Districts Schools Library Media Specialists! Library Resources Councils (3Rs) Library Resources Councils (3Rs)

41 Build on Individual Strengths Audience Public Relations Genre Expertise Curriculum Knowledge

42 Communicate! INFORMATION ITEMS (SLS News & Information List) Get Graphic – Graphic Novel Written by Teens Please share with interested teachers & students Got a Story to Tell? Guidelines for submission

43 …and Communicate… Posting to Instructional Development Advisory Board To: From: Cc: Subject: Workshop for Educators-please share with teachers esp. Art and ELA! Workshop for Educators: the Process of Creating Graphic Novels Description: Graphic novelist Jerry Lange will present a workshop…

44 …and Communicate… HS WANT LIST Wanted: HS classes interested in studying the Holocaust through the graphic novel Maus Do you have teachers… -interested in presenting history to students to students in a way that is exciting and interesting? -interested in graphic novels, but unsure how to connect them to the curriculum? -looking for a unit that can easily cross disciplines and creates a unique learning experience? As part of its Get Graphic grant, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, with a variety of local partners (including both Buffalo and Erie 1 SLS), has produced unique curriculum kits based upon the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman…

45 …and Translate if Needed! Liaison Meeting Agenda 1. Graphic Novels in Your Library Action: Presentation by Britt White, B&ECPL The What, Why and How of Graphic Novels Meeting Preparation 1. Graphic Novels – Bring a favorite to share as part of our presentation (if you have them in your collection)

46 Facilitate Workshop Announcement Buffalo & Erie County Public Library presents An Afterschool Workshop for Teachers Sci-Tech Heroes Alex Simmons Presenter: Alex Simmons, professional writer &teaching artist Place: Erie 1 BOCES Educational Campus

47 The BEST and How to Make it Better

48 Classroom Kits

49 Classroom Kits Contents 30 copies of selected book 30 copies of selected book Video, if available Video, if available Support materials Support materials Information/contents sheet Information/contents sheet

50 Classroom Kits Circulation Rules 6 week loan period 6 week loan period Return to any library Return to any library No renewals No renewals 2 kits per library card 2 kits per library card

51 Classroom Kits Titles The Arrival The Arrival By Shaun Tan American Born Chinese American Born Chinese By Gene Yang Levitation: Physics and Psychology in the Service of Deception Levitation: Physics and Psychology in the Service of Deception By Jim Ottaviani

52 Classroom Kits More Titles Maus I: A Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History Maus I: A Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History By Art Spiegelman Maus II: A Survivors Tale: and Here My Troubles Began Maus II: A Survivors Tale: and Here My Troubles Began By Art Spiegelman Persepolis I Persepolis I By Marjane Satrapi

53 Graphic Novel Collections

54 Public Relations & Marketing

55 Keys to Success 1.Set Goals 2.Multipronged Attack 3.Develop a Marketing Plan 4.Be Flexible

56 Set Goals What specifically do you want to accomplish? Raise awareness? Raise awareness? Promote programs? Promote programs? Drive traffic to your website? Drive traffic to your website?

57 Get Graphic Goals Raise awareness of the project among schools Raise awareness of the project among schools Increase program attendance Increase program attendance Encourage teens to read graphic novels for pleasure Encourage teens to read graphic novels for pleasure Encourage teens to submit their work for publication Encourage teens to submit their work for publication

58 Multipronged Attack Dont put all your eggs in one basket Dont put all your eggs in one basket Use different types of promotion Use different types of promotion

59 What We Did Brochures Brochures Flyers Flyers Posters Posters Bookmarks Bookmarks News Releases / Story Pitches News Releases / Story Pitches

60 And Did Some More Website Website Print Advertising Print Advertising Radio Advertising Radio Advertising Web Advertising Web Advertising

61 Be Flexible Dont be afraid to change your promotion strategy if things arent going well

62 Our Campaign Year 1 Year 1PostersBrochuresBookmarksFlyersWebsites Print Ads (Buffalo News NEXT) Year 2 Year 2BrochuresBookmarksFlyersWebsites Print Ads (Artvoice and Buffalo News) Radio Advertising Web Advertising

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64 Outcome-Based Evaluation Modes Circulation and collection statistics Circulation and collection statistics Workshop evaluation / assessment surveys Workshop evaluation / assessment surveys Pre- and post-student and teacher surveys - classroom kits Pre- and post-student and teacher surveys - classroom kits Post-program teacher focus groups - classroom kit pilot Post-program teacher focus groups - classroom kit pilot

65 OBE Continued Program participant surveys Program participant surveys Student involvement in artistic product – Get Graphic book Student involvement in artistic product – Get Graphic book All surveys produced and analyzed by Survey Monkey

66 Major Statistics 87,099 87,099 graphic novels circulated during 2-year period, B&ECPL 35% & 31% 35% & 31% increase circulation in graphic novels in each grant year 7,812 7,812 graphic novels added to B&ECPL collections throughout the system

67 More Statistics 1,354 1,354 participants in programs & workshops classroom kits circulated 2,078 2,078 students engaged in graphic novel classroom kits

68 Librarian & Educator Workshop Assessments 100% 100% of participants found workshops to be useful and informative 84% 84% see graphic novels as tools to engage teens in reading 66% 66% view graphic novels as effective teaching tools 93.5% 93.5% of school librarians will consider increasing graphic novel collections

69 Maus Classroom Kit Student Pre-Program Survey 25% 25% currently read graphic novels 58.5% 58.5% visit local libraries at least sometimes

70 What Students Like to Read 55% 55% Fiction 49% 49% Fantasy 34.5% 34.5% Comics 32% 32% Science Fiction Open responses: Open responses: Urban and horror fiction I hate to read.

71 Maus Student Post-Program Survey 60.5% 60.5% enjoyed reading it 44% 44% said it helped them understand the Holocaust 64% 64% thought it made studying more interesting 10% 10% found it confusing 8% 8% did not like it

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