LibraryPass, Inc. recently announced Ian Singer is its new Chief Executive Officer. Bringing more than 15 years of library market experience to the company, Singer will be responsible for driving development of LibraryPass’s core product, ComicsPlus for Libraries, as well as setting overall strategic planning for the company. This interesting news came to us from Library Pass in their release, “LibraryPass Announces New CEO; Relaunches ComicsPlus for Libraries.”

This is an interesting time for new leadership. With the world no longer creeping towards digital, but pushed at rapid speed by the pandemic into a virtual, online world, what does this mean for libraries in general?

Libraries that focus primarily on comics may not be facing the same battles as community or scholarly libraries, but there are still challenges. With the brand new ComicsPlus for Libraries, students and patrons can simultaneously read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga, including popular titles for all age ranges and interests.

Because comics are not limited to entertainment, LibraryPass has also launched an updated resource center for librarians, educators, and publishers, to provide useful programming concepts and lesson plans to improve engagement and circulation.

Melody K. Smith

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