Comic Book Collections and Programming: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians #47) (Paperback)

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Comic Book Collections and Programming: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians #47) (Paperback)

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Comic Book Collections and Programming will help librarians build a collection that's right for their library, including specialty collections for kids, teens, and adults. It covers the practical realities of this non-traditional format, like binding, weeding, and budgeting. It also address advanced topics like comics and pedagogy, bringing comics artists and authors into the library, and using comics as a community outreach tool - even hosting comic conventions in libraries. The guide covers: -Comics for kids, teens, and adults. -Comics genres from superheroes to fantasy to Manga; from memoirs and biographies to science texts to Pulitzer Prize winning literature. -Comics publishers and distributors. -Comics history and influential contemporary creators. -Online resources and communities. After reading the guide, librarians will be able to: -Organize creator visits and events. -Plan and produce community anthologies. -Host drawing parties and comic discussion groups. -Preserve comics in a library environment -Develop, run, and grow a library-based comic convention. This is an essential reference for collections librarians, children's librarians, and teen librarians, whether they are comics-lovers or have never read an issue. The guide is aimed at public, academic, and school libraries.
Matthew Z. Wood has over a decade of experience in public and academic libraries; he received his MA in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001 and his Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill in 2011. Working with his partners, David Milloway and Stephanie Freese, Mr. Wood co-created the webcomics "The Dada Detective" and "Chocolypse Now!" Their collection "The Dada Alphabet" was shortlisted for the Lulu Blooker Prize; the team received a Nerdlinger Award in 2008.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538107324
ISBN-10: 1538107325
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: August 15th, 2018
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Practical Guides for Librarians