Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More, 1st Edition

  • Jack Phoenix
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440868867
  • ISBN-13: 9781440868863
  • DDC: 026.7415
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Challenging librarians to rethink some of their traditional practices, This title 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is a Comic?.
2: A Brief History of Comics in Libraries.
3: Acquiring Comics.
4: Making Comics Accessible.
5: Comic Programs.
6: Hosting a Comic Convention.
7: Promoting Comics.
8: Comics and the Curriculum: School and Academic Libraries.
9: Comics as Professional Development.
10: Conclusion.
Appendix A: Love Comic Books? Then Take This Survey!.
Appendix B: Arlington Heights Memorial Library Project Proposal.
Appendix C: Recommended Comics.
About the Author.