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Weiner, Robert G., ed. Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on readers, research, history and cataloging. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2010. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-4302-4
BibTeX citation key: Weiner2010a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Archive, Canon, Collection of essays, Comics research, Library
Creators: Weiner
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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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 vestiges of the printed form 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; graphic novel collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; tips and tricks for cataloging comics; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.

Table of Contents

Elizabeth Figa: Foreword (1)
Derek Parker Royal: Foreword (3)
Robert G. Weiner: Introduction (5)

I. History
1. Alicia Holston: A Librarian’s Guide to the History of Graphic Novels (9)
2. David Hopkins: Manga in Japanese Libraries: A Historical Overview (17)
3. Amy Kiste Nyberg: How Librarians Learned to Love the Graphic Novel (26)

II. School Libraries
4. Heidi K. Hammond: The Development of a School Library Graphic Novel Collection (41)
5. Diana P. Maliszewski: Balancing Popular High-Circulation Works with Works of Merit in Elementary School Library Collections (47)

III. Public Libraries
6. Amy Hartman: Creative Shelving: Placement in Library Collections (52)
7. Rachel Kitzmann: Graphic Novels at Los Angeles Public (63)
8. Erica Segraves: Teen-Led Revamp (68)

IV. Academic Libraries
9. Charlotte Cubbage: Selection and Popular Culture in Large Academic Libraries: Taking the Temperature of Your Research Community (72)
10. Anne-Marie Davis: Maus Goes to College: Graphic Novels on Reserve at an Academic Library (81)
11. Gwen Evans: The Library After Dark: The Promotion of Collections and Services (87)
12. Liorah Anne Golomb: So Many Options, So Little Money: Building a Selective Collection for the Academic Library (101)
13. Richard Graham: The Spinner Rack in the Big Red and Ivory Tower: Establishing a Comics and Graphic Novels Collection at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (111)
14. Randall W. Scott: Comic Art Collection at the Michigan State University Libraries (123)
15. Nicholas Yanes and Robert G. Weiner: Interview with Randall W. Scott (127)

V. State Libraries/Archives
16. William T. Fee: The Perils of Doctor Strange: Preserving Pennsylvania-Centered Comics at the State Library of Pennsylvania (131)

VI. Audiences
17. Ruth Boyer: Graphic Novels and the Untapped Audience (141)
18. Karen Gavigan: Comic Relief in Libraries: Motivating Male Adolescent Readers (145)
19. Sarah Ziolkowska and Vivian Howard: “Forty-one-year-old female academics aren’t supposed to like comics!” The Value of Comic Books to Adult Readers (154)
20. Christian Zabriskie: Graphics Let Teens OWN the Library (167)

VII. Nomenclature and Aesthetics
21. Amanda Stegall-Armour: The Only Thing Graphic Is Your Mind: Reconstructing the Reference Librarian’s View of the Genre (177)
22. Francisca Goldsmith: What’s in a Name: Nomenclature and Libraries (185)
23. Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth: The Ontology of Art and What Libraries Should Buy (192)

VIII. Meta-Comics/Webcomics
24. Adam J. Noble: Meta-Comics and Libraries: Should Libraries Buy Them? (202)
25. Amy Thorne: Webcomics and Libraries (209)

IX. Cataloging
26. Laurel Tarulli: Cataloging and Problems with Dewey: Creativity, Collaboration and Compromise (213)
27. Robert G. Weiner: An Example of an In-House Cataloging System (222)

X. Evaluation of Collections
28. Rachel Collins: Drawing Comics into Canadian Libraries (226)
29. Eric Werthmann: Graphic Novel Holdings in Academic Libraries (242)

Stephen Weiner: Afterword (260)
About the Contributors (263)
Index (267)

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