Tina Coleman is the American Library Association’s Membership Specialist and the Staff Liaison for the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Interest Group. Tina was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Graphic Novel Pavilion for ALA’s annual summer conference. She has also worked with the Ann and Will Eisner Foundation to establish the ALA Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants initiative and program. Tina has been responsible for the coordination and production of over 1,000 hours of comics/graphic novel programming for the American Library Association conferences. She loves music and comics, writes books about crafting and stories about aliens & ace detectives, makes art when she has time, and has been known to write poetry.