In the library with a comic book

podcast Infopeople is happy to introduce a new podcast series that we will be posting on this blog and to our iTunes channel: In the library with a comic book. This new series actually comes out of the brains of Eureka! Fellows Jack Baur and Amanda Jacobs Foust. A bit about them and the podcast:

Jack Baur is a Teen Services Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library who discovered he could parlay his longtime love of comic books into a legitimate career niche, paving the way for much of what’s happened since. Jack likes comics, and since he’s been a Teen Librarian, he’s written several articles, a chapter in Genreflecting, gone to conventions and provided trainings about using comics in the library. Jack wants to show librarians what makes good comics good, and help them learn how to select for comics collections and really serve their readers. He’s an active member and past president of the Bay Area Young Adult Librarians (BAYA) and a 2012 Eureka! Leadership Fellow.

Amanda Jacobs Foust is the Electronic Services Librarian for Marin County Free Library (MCFL), where she began her career as a Teen Librarian at the Novato Library.
Despite her work in Electronics Services, Amanda remains dedicated and active in regards to youth services. She is a Voices of Youth Advocate (VOYA) reviewer who is still active in BAYA. She is also a 2009 Eureka! Leadership Fellow.

Jack and Amanda connected about comics on a BART ride home from a BAYA meeting. Together they have presented and written about comics since 2010.

In the Library with a Comic Book is produced by Donna Mettier of the Marin County Free Library. Contact them with questions at

So with that introduction, here is their most recent podcast in which they chat about Neil Gaiman’sThe Sandman and answer email with recommendations.

You can read more about this podcast and keep up with all of Jack and Amanda’s comic book news at their blog, In the library with a comic book.