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Graphic Communications | Health Communication | Information Literacy | Medical Education | Medical Humanities | Public Health Education and Promotion


This webinar, taught by Matthew Noe from the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School, will introduce the emerging field of graphic medicine, or, the use of comics in healthcare. We will begin with a brief overview of the field’s emergence, and then switch directions to highlight the role that comics can play in two key areas of librarianship: health literacy and medical education. The webinar will conclude with suggestions for collection development and programming to kickstart graphic medicine in your library.


Graphic Medicine, Health Literacy, Medical Education, Visual Literacy

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A "Graphic Medicine Book Title List" of titles that would be appropriate for a graphic medicine library collection is available under "Additional Files."

Graphic Medicine Book Title List (January 2017).pdf (470 kB)
Graphic Medicine Book Title List (January 2017)



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