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Comics and Medicine: Comics and Health Literacy Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Comics and Medicine: Comics and Health Literacy
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryHear from a panel discussing "Comics and Health Literacy," moderated by Ann Glusker, MLIS. Part of the Comics and Medicine conference.
DescriptionPanelists

“Comic Books for Kids by Kids: Use of comics to promote health information literacy and provide health education for medically underserved communities”
Deborah Stier Carson, PharmD (Associate Program Director for Education [Ret.]), Angelica E. Christie, MEd (Director of Health Careers Program), & Paula M. Jones, MBA (Health Careers Program Coordinator) all with South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium

“Comics in the Stacks: Building Graphic Medicine in an Academic Medical Library from the Ground Up”
Matthew N. Noe

“Comics and Graphic Novels in a Women’s Residential Drug Treatment Center Library”
Roxanna Palmer, MLIS (Hillsborough Community College), Denise Shereff, MLIS, AHIP (University of South Florida), & Peter Cannon, MLIS (University of South Florida)

“‘Read My Lips’: Imagined Communicability and the Visual Codification of Medical Knowledge in Black Hole and ACT UP Postermaking”
Rachel R. Miller


Comics and Medicine is an annual 3-day conference dedicated to graphic medicine, a genre that promotes the exploration of the intersections between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. In keeping with this year’s theme of “access points,” the Library has partnered with the organizers to provide free public access to some conference programs on Friday and Saturday. To learn more about the conference or graphic medicine, visit Graphic Medicine.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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