Graphic novels and comics in libraries and archives : essays on readers, research, history and cataloging / edited by Robert G. Weiner ; forewords by Elizabeth Figa and Derek Parker Royal ; afterword by Stephen Weiner

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Subjects: Libraries--Special collections--Graphic novels
Graphic novels--History and criticism
Libraries--Special collections--Comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc.--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
LC Classification: Z
Physical Description: xi, 276 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Authors: Weiner, Robert G., 1966-
Scott, Randall W. (Randall William), 1947-
Nyberg, Amy Kiste
Fee, William T., 1969-
Goldsmith, Francisca
Notes: LCCN: 2010004218
ISBN: 9780786443024 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786443022
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "This book, full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, provides a look at how graphic novels and comics can be used in educational settings. An established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last vestiges of the printed form gaining in popularity"--Provided by publisher
Contents: 1. A librarian's guide to the history of graphic novels / Alicia Holston -- 2. Manga in Japanese libraries: a historical overview / David Hopkins -- 3. How librarians learned to love the graphic novel / Amy Kiste Nyberg -- 4. The development of a school library graphic novel collection / Heidi K. Hammond -- 5. Balancing popular high-circulation works with works of merit in elementary school library collections / Diana P. Maliszewski -- 6. Creative shelving: placement in library collections / Amy Hartman -- 7. Graphic novels at Los Angeles public / Rachel Kitzmann -- 8. Teen-led revamp / Erica Segraves -- 9. Selection and popular culture in large academic libraries: taking the temperature of your research community / Charlotte Cubbage -- 10. Maus goes to college: graphic novels on reserve at an academic library / Anne-Marie Davis -- 11. The library after dark: the promotion of collections and services / Gwen Evans -- 12. So many options, so little money: building a selective collection for the academic library / Liorah Anne Golomb -- 13. The spinner rack in the big red and ivory tower: establishing a comics and graphic novels collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Richard Graham -- 14. Comic art collection at the Michigan State University libraries / Randall W. Scott -- 15. Interview with Randall W. Scott / Nicholas Yanes and Robert G. Weiner -- 16. The perils of Doctor Strange: preserving Pennsylvania-centered comics at the State Library of Pennsylvania / William T. Fee -- 17. Graphic novels and the untapped audience / Ruth Boyer -- 18. Comic relief in libraries: motivating male adolescent readers / Karen Gavigan -- 19. "Forty-one-year-old female academics aren't supposed to like comics!" the value of comic books to adult readers / Sarah Ziolkowska and Vivian Howard -- 20. Graphics let teens own the library / Christian Zabriskie -- 21. The only thing graphic is your mind: reconstructing the reference librarian's view of the genre / Amanda Stegall-Armour -- 22. What's in a name: nomenclature and libraries / Francisca Goldsmith -- 23. The ontology of art and what libraries should buy / Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth -- 24. Meta-comics and libraries: should libraries buy them? / Adam J. Noble -- 25. Webcomics and libraries / Amy Thorne -- 26. Cataloging and problems with Dewey: creativity, collaboration and compromise / Laurel Tarulli -- 27. An example of an in-house cataloging system / Robert G. Weiner -- 28. Drawing comics into Canadian libraries / Rachel Collins -- 29. Graphic novel holdings in academic libraries / Eric Werthmann
OCLC Number: 527702660
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786443024