Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456930
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 kinds of print publications 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; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.

The Secret Origins of Comics Studies

Author: Matthew Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317505786
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions that have created and shaped the field of Comics Studies over the past 75 years. From Coulton Waugh to Wolfgang Fuchs, these influential historians, educators, and theorists produced the foundational work and built the institutions that inspired the recent surge in scholarly work in this dynamic, interdisciplinary field. Sometimes scorned, often underappreciated, these visionaries established a path followed by subsequent generations of scholars in literary studies, communication, art history, the social sciences, and more. Giving not only credit where credit is due, this volume both offers an authoritative account of the history of Comics Studies and also helps move the field forward by being a valuable resource for creating graduate student reading lists and the first stop for anyone writing a comics-related literature review.

Reading Still Matters What the Research Reveals about Reading Libraries and Community

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440855773
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Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools. • Provides proof of the library's vital role in readers' lives, information that may be used to justify services and collections • Compiles current research on reading from diverse sources and presents it intuitively, saving librarians time and energy when searching for research findings • Offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in libraries and in schools

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Author: Carrye Kay Syma
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601976
Format: PDF
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Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A Comics Studies Reader

Author: Jeet Heer
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604731095
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A survey of the best scholars writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics

The Power of Comics

Author: Randy Duncan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 082642936X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.

Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship

Author: Joan M. Benedetti
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810859210
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Each chapter includes essays written by librarians in the field that deal with the unique environment of art museum libraries, from the largest research collections that serve many curatorial departments and multiple administrative layers to the smallest solo-librarian settings where staff work in relative isolation."--Jacket.

The Meaning of the Library

Author: Alice Crawford
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691175748
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap.

Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics

Author: Martha Cornog
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591584780
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Presents librarians with an introduction to graphic novels, describing such different categories as manga, superhero comics, and graphic nonfiction and explaining how to incorporate the genre in the collection development, purchasing, and cataloging policies of the library.