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NER Graphic Medicine Initiative

Graphic Medicine is an emerging field that considers the role that comics can play in medicine – including medical education, health literacy, healthcare communication, and much more. Each of these areas include heavy involvement of librarians. The NER Graphic Medicine initiative seeks to provide training and tools, to inform and encourage growth in the use of comics in our work.


Graphic Medicine Book Club Kits

If you are curious about medical comics, want to start a book club in your organization, or just want to learn more about the experience of a specific topic, our Graphic Medicine Book Club Kits can help. Each kit includes six copies of a graphic novel, a quick-guide to reading comics, discussion questions, and topic-relevant MedlinePlus information. Currently there are ten Book Club Kits available (see below) and at this time, are only available to organizations within the New England Region (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT).

Graphic Medicine Education & Information

Recordings of previous trainings and events, as well as other educational materials related to Graphic Medicine


Staying Informed

Interested in keeping up-to-date on graphic medicine and libraries? Join the Graphic Medicine for Librarians list!

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