This episode of the Nichols Library Podcast runs the gamut of the past, present, and future. Aisilyn and William kick off the show with a special edition of the Readers’ Rundown focused on perhaps the most popular kind of texts in libraries today – graphic novels. The two discuss the importance of graphic novels for developing readers and the unique aspects of the graphic novel as a form. The Readers’ Rundown itself highlights four important historical nonfiction graphic novels including John Lewis’s March (which will soon be in The Nichols Library collection) and Art Spiegelman’s Maus. As always, the second portion of our discussion is about the public library. In the second part of this episode, Aisilyn and William discuss the important trends, questions, technologies, and developments that are driving the future of the American public library. The talk will give you a glimpse of what the public library may look like in the coming decades… there probably will be robots!
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