Alicia Holston – Chair

Alicia Holston is the Adult Services Librarian at the Roanoke Public Library in Roanoke, TX. She started her work in comics in the early 90s, self-publishing comics with her husband at the time. She graduated with her Masters in Library Science (with a concentration in graphic novels) in 2009. While working on her master’s degree, she and colleagues Tuan Nguyen and WyLaina Hildreth Polk established the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Committee and Reading List, under the auspices of the Young Adult Round Table in the Texas Library Association. The Maverick list is the only state library association sponsored list for graphic novels, providing age appropriate graphic novel recommendations for librarians across Texas and the United States. Alicia has given a TEDxSMU talk at SMU on the history of graphic novels, in conjunction with Idea Engine, and has been published in the 2010 “Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives”