On Thursday, August 30th we held our very first Billy Ireland Cartoon Library duplicate* book sale! We are thrilled to report that this initiative was a major success. We raised $5,201 through the sales, which will go directly toward funding the cataloging of our collections.
From interleaving paper to archival storage boxes to staff salaries, processing each new collection requires a significant financial investment. We receive additions to our library every day, whether it’s an envelope of material, or a semi-truck full! Making our collections as accessible as possible to scholars, fans and the public while preserving them at the highest standard is our mission, and the support of our patrons goes a long way. We employ nearly a dozen Ohio State students each year, and work with practicum students from library science programs across the country. We are proud to be training a new generation of librarians, and the book sale proceeds will directly support this effort!
Thank you to all who attended. Plans are underway to hold an additional small book sale during the Friday of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2018, September 28th from 11:30am – 2:30pm in our lobby. We hope to make these sales a part of our regular annual programming!
*All books sold in our sales are duplicates (often even triplicates) of items already held by our permanent collection.