Librarian LeVette Fuller has won the $20,000+ Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway at the 2011 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Fuller works at the Shreve Memorial Library located in Shreveport, LA.
Here’s more from the press release: “The $20,000+ Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway included nearly 900 hand-selected graphic novels for adults, teens and children as well as fixtures and furniture. The total prize value exceeded $25,000. The grand prize will be of immediate use to the Shreve Memorial Library, which has been wanting to build its graphic novel collection more extensively, according to Fuller.”
More than 1,5000 librarians signed up for the giveaway. Fuller was one of 100 semi-finalists. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) president Kim Patton chose Fuller as the winner yesterday.
The image embedded above showcases the giveaway’s logo created by author/illustrator Jimmy Gownley. It features Amelia McBride, the protagonist of Gownley’s hit graphic novel series Amelia Rules!.