This is the second in a series of posts about our newest accession, the Brian Flota Comic Book Collection. Read about our first steps in processing the collection here. Dr. Brian Flota is the English Liaison Librarian here at JMU Libraries, and he previously worked as a rare book cataloger at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his MS in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his Ph.D. in American Literature from The George Washington University, and his B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside. He is also the co-editor of The Politics of Post-9/11 Music, published by Ashgate in 2011. We asked Brian how he got started collecting and this is what he had to say:
This is the first in a series of posts about our new comic book collection – today we delve into the first steps: processing. Last week while the students were out on Spring Break, Special Collections and Preservation staff took advantage of a quiet reading room to process our newest accession, the Brian Flota Comic Book Collection.