♥ Book Title : Comic Book Collections for Libraries
☯ Full Synopsis : "Do comic books belong in libraries? Absolutely--as "Comic Book Collections for Libraries" makes very clear. This illustrated guide defines the role of comic books in the modern library, provides a thorough grounding in the subject for beginners, and suggests new ideas for those already familiar with these perennial reader favorites. The book begins by introducing the structure of the comic book, industry players, and genres. The bulk of the guide, however, is comprised of actionable advice on such things as creating and maintaining the collection, cataloging for effective access, and promoting the collection, including how to feature comics with other library materials, such as movies and games. Drawing on the authors' experience, the volume answers numerous other questions as well. How can you tell which titles are age-appropriate for your library? Which titles are popular? How do you include characters that will appeal to diverse reader groups? Complete with checklists and a rich array of examples, this easy-to-use work can make every librarian a superhero."Article| Bryan D. Fagan| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Comic Book Collections and Programming
☯ Full Synopsis : "Comic Book Collections and Programming is an essential reference for collections librarians, children’s librarians, and teen librarians, whether they are comics-lovers or have never read an issue. It covers the practical realities of this non-traditional format, like binding, weeding, and budgeting."Article| Matthew Z. Wood| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comic Book Collections for Libraries
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book will help librarians extend literary graphic novel collections to attract a large, untapped group of comic book readers with a sure-to-be-popular comic book collection. • 60 A–Z entries on the comic book industry, publishers, and creators • Helpful lists of recommended comic book titles, many of which are not usually found in libraries • Numerous tables, comic book images, and illustrations • A glossary of comic book-specific terms • A title list actually used to begin a comic book collection at James Madison University • Bibliographies for each chapter, plus a list of more than 50 web resources"Article| Bryan D. Fagan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives
☯ Full Synopsis : "To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics."Article| Robert G. Weiner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Graphic Novels Now
☯ Full Synopsis : "By focusing on monographic works in a practical, in-depth professional discussion, this guide helps librarians grapple with the details of a growing genre and customer base that rarely fits into an easy model. With advocacy, the author identifies best practices to incorporate graphic novels into library collections from start to finish."Article| Francisca Goldsmith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More
☯ Full Synopsis : "This unique guide offers fresh insights on how graphic novels and comics differ from traditional books and require different treatment in the library—from purchasing, shelving, and cataloging to readers' advisory services, programs, and curriculum. Challenging librarians to rethink some of their traditional practices, Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library provides creative and proven solutions for libraries of all types that want to get comics into the hands of fans and promote readership. The author describes how libraries would benefit from an in-house classification system and organization that accounts for both publishers and series. In addition, acquiring comics can often be tricky due to renumbering of series, reboots, shifting creative teams, and more—this book shows you how to work around those obstacles. Shelving and displays that reflect comic readers' browsing habits, creative programs that boost circulation of comics and graphic novels, and how comics can play a vital role in educational institutions are also covered. • Addresses common challenges librarians face with comics and graphic novels collections, and shows how to surmount them • Offers a solutions-focused approach • Describes how comics can be used to better engage your community and to educate youth • Fills a gap in the professional literature, covering topics not touched upon in the existing literature • Serves as a vital resource for public, academic, and school libraries"Article| Jack Phoenix| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Developing and Promoting Graphic Novel Collections
☯ Full Synopsis : "Offers public and school librarians effective strategies for building and promoting graphic novel collections that meet the needs of students."Article| Steve Miller| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Popular Culture and Acquisitions
☯ Full Synopsis : "Here is an accessible book containing strategies to help librarians expand their popular culture collections in an organized manner. Many publications explain why libraries should collect popular culture materials; this one explains how. Packed full of useful information, Popular Culture and Acquisitions provides numerous practical approaches to collecting this ever-expanding, often unwieldy mass of information. It aids both beginning and experienced librarians as they sort through the vast array of materials available to them. Discussions ranging from what to collect and how to collect it to what to do with the material once it’s obtained give librarians solid information on how to establish cohesive popular culture collections. Chapters provide first-hand advice on: the importance of collection development policies problems of budgets, storage, and preservation working with donors methods of resource sharing what to collect, for whom, and for what purposes the struggle for legitimacy competition from collectors and fans locating obscure acquisitions or review sources Popular Culture and Acquisitions also includes chapters on how to acquire specific types of popular culture materials, such as children’s series books, comic books, mystery and detective fiction, popular recordings, romance novels, and tabloids. Librarians attempting to collect such materials systematically will find this book to be an invaluable guide for their efforts."Article| Linda S Katz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comics Librarianship
☯ Full Synopsis : "Scott (librarian, Michigan State U. Libraries) covers comics librarianship as a specialty, acquisitions, storage and preservation, cataloging, and "being the expert," and describes how and why a world- class comics collection has grown over the past 20 years at Michigan State. A glossary, a directory of special collections, and a list of research topics are also included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR"Article| Randall William Scott| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comics as Cultural Mythology
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♥ Book Title : Let Em Have It
☯ Full Synopsis : "This collection features some of the finest stories ever to appear in the 'Battle Picture Library' series, providing hours of entertainment for fans of fighting yarns whether they be revisiting the classic comic book series they remember from their youth, or whether they are going into battle for the first time!"Article| Steve Holland| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Comics and Critical Librarianship
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Highlights the use and focus of comics by librarians and library workers who practice critical librarianship"--"Article| Olivia Piepmeier| Statement ..."