Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging
Robert G. Weiner
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Suitable for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book features practical advice and ideas, and looks at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. It covers topics such as: the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians, and the aesthetic value of sequential art.
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.