Julius Schwartz

Last summer at DragonCon, one of the sessions on the Comic Book Track was about Super Teams. On the panel were “Geoff Johns(About Geoff Johns)”:http://www.geoffjohns.com/about.html, writer of JSA, Avengers, and Teen Titans and “Judd Winick(The Worlds of Judd Winick)”:http://www.frumpy.com/, writer of Exiles and Outsiders (and you may remember from the “Third Season(Real World 3: San Francisco)”:http://www.mtv.com/onair/realworld/archive/season3.jhtml of the Real World.) The other member of the Panel was lengendary DC Comics Editor, “Julie Schwartz(Julius Schwartz)”:http://www.toonopedia.com/schwartz.htm. The panel consisted mainly of people asking questions. Geoff and Judd would formulate an answer, and then we would all sit back while Julie would regale us with a story from DC Lore. Many of them I had heard before, but there is absolutely nothing like hearing them from the person who actually lived them. That particular hour was the highlight of the whole weekend for me. Julius Schwartz “passed away(Updated: Julie Schwartz Dies)”:http://newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8967 February 8th, 2004.

Posted by Michael K Pate

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997. Michael was born in Avon Park, Florida in 1966. Except for a couple of brief periods in his life (once in Tampa and once in Winter Haven/Haines City), he has been a life-long resident. Originally, he planned on a career as a Computer Programmer and therefore graduate from Webber College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems in 1988. However, unhappy with career opportunities at the time, he soon returned to school and received a BS in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida. He began his career in education at Avon Elementary and later Avon Park Middle working as a Computer Lab Coordinator. While technological challenges were interesting, he found himself more and more interested in becoming a Media Specialist. He began work on his MLS in 1995. However, a summer internship at the Sebring Public Library in 1996 soon made him reconsider just what his career should be. Upon graduation in 1997, he secured a position as a Media Specialist at Eastside Elementary in Haines City. Eventually, the position he was looking for opened up and he returned to SPL as Reference Librarian in 1999. In 2003, he became Assistant Director of the Highlands County Library System, serving in that role until the position was eliminated during a late round of budget cuts in 2010. Since then, he has been the Computer Support Specialist for the Heartland Library Cooperative. In 2011, he began serving on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.