About

ALIA Graphic

ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics is intended to be a resource and network for library and information professionals who are responsible for and/or interested in comics and graphic novels. The group aims to support library staff interested in all aspects of collection development, advocacy and programming related to graphic novels and comics.

Purpose and Goals

  • To promote comics and graphic novels to libraries, allied institutions and professional within the GLAMR sector, with a particular focus on Australian titles and creators
  • To collate new graphic novels releases and publish a monthly roundup of recommended titles for libraries
  • The creation and sharing of news and resources related to graphic novels in libraries
  • To provide networking and PD opportunities for library staff
  • To develop and carry out advocacy around comics as a medium, including educational, literacy, and engagement benefits
  • To connect and build bridges with Australian creators and publishers of comics and graphic novels
  • To establish a relationship of mutual benefit with the Comic Arts Awards of Australia

    Meet the Committee

    Iurgi Urrutia

    Convenor

    Iurgi Urrutia AALIA DCP is a librarian in a metro library in Melbourne (Naarm) with a background in media studies and education.

    James Baker

    Secretary

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    Marissa King

    Treasurer

    Marissa is a graduate of RMIT, with degrees in education and information management. As part of the JET program, Marissa taught English in Japan for five years and became thoroughly enchanted with manga and anime. Now Marissa devours web comics and enjoys stories in all formats.

    Gabby Cundy

    Social Media coordinator

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    Jade

    Content Coordinator

    Jade is a passionate library advocate and slightly obsessive reader, having worked across various public, school and academic library services. Currently working on Gadigal Country and researching the value of graphic novels in libraries.

    Rebecca Teitzel

    Collections & Resources

    Rebecca Teitzel is the Library Collection Coordinator at a Queensland public library service, currently pursuing a master’s in Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Experienced in library operations, with a focus on digital collections and graphic novels.

    Mia Karvouniaris

    Collections & Resources

    Mia is a Collections Library Technician currently living, laughing and librarying on Gadigal Country.

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