Graphic Novels Now: Building, Managing, and Marketing a Dynamic Collection

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American Library Association, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 113 pages
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Going beyond the comic book, author and YA specialist Goldsmith answers her colleagues' many questions that arise in dealing with one of her favorite kinds of literature: - What are graphic novels?- How do I create a graphic novel collection development policy?- What processing challenges will I face, and how do I address problems?- Who are my customers for graphic novels and how do I attract them?- Are these titles going to be challenged by my colleagues and the community?- How do I cope?- Where can I find resources?
 

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Contents

Why Graphic Novels Now? Modern Readers Modern Libraries
1
What Is The Right Word for a Book That Looks Like This? Definitions
16
What Is Good? Finding Reviews Developing Collections
27
How Can I Deal with Pigeons from Hell? Maintaining Graphic Novel Collections
40
Can Readers Find Your Librarys Graphic Novels? Classification and Descriptive Cataloging
52
How Does the Collection Find New Readers? Marketing and Promotion
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How Can You Put Legs on Your Graphic Novels? Creating Programs to Get the Collection Up and Walking
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The Politics of Graphic Novels
85
Resources
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Selected Graphic Novels by Category
98
Collection Development Policies
106
INDEX
109
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Francisca Goldsmith is the Collection Management and Promotion Librarian at Berkeley Public Library in California.

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