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The Librarian's Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults

The Librarian's Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults

by David S. Serchay


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Here is an in-depth guide to understanding, building, and managing an optimal collection of graphic novels that is targeted to please the format's mamy dedicated adult fans.
The book provides a helpful overview of the increasingly imporant role that graphic novels play in collection development. Serchay covers both American and foreign works and provides invaluable insight into their growing use in university and higher educational settings as well as their historical content, use in targeted libary programs, and, of course, their ties to popular media and entertaintment. There is also instruction for deciding exactly which novels to purchase, how best to manage your collection, and tips for displaying and promoting books to your patrons. Plus, you'll find guidance for dealing with common issues that may arise, like knowing which graphic novels might be inappropriate for younger readers, as well as an invaluable list of recommended purchases, further reading, and electronic resources.

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ISBN-13: 9781555706623
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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