<ul><li>By the end of this session participants will be able to define vocabulary relevant to graphic novels and be acquai...
GRAPHIC NOVEL SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>How do you file graphic novels? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfile: 17 </li></ul></ul><u...
GRAPHIC NOVEL SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>How many graphic novels do you have? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Range: 14-500+ </li></ul><...
GRAPHIC NOVEL SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>What’s the biggest criticism/worry? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inappropriate images </li><...
WHAT IS A GRAPHIC NOVEL? <ul><li>Graphic novels are a book format in which a narrative is conveyed with sequential art.  <...
A GRAPHIC NOVEL CAN BE: <ul><li>A collection of previously published comic books that present one story </li></ul><ul><li>...
WHAT IS A COMIC BOOK? <ul><li>A traditional staple bound, serialized pamphlet or periodical that tells a story using seque...
What you need to know: The difference between comics & graphic novels is, simply, length Both are examples of SEQUENTIAL A...
Comic Strips <ul><li>“ Comic strips” are what you see in the funny pages of the newspaper. They can be told in one to seve...
COMIC STRIPS <ul><li>Comic strip collections contain serialized newspaper strips that don’t typically have a continuous st...
WHAT IS MANGA? <ul><li>Japanese comics in print form, traditionally read back to front, right to left, and typically illus...
WHAT IS MANGA? <ul><li>“ Manga style” is used to describe graphic novels created outside of Japan that use the manga style...
WHAT IS MANGA? <ul><li>Manga series usually have storylines that flow from one graphic novel to the next in the series. So...
WHY HAVE A GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION? <ul><li>“ Comics” are a time-honored American literary art form </li></ul><ul><li>Bro...
WHY HAVE A GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION? <ul><li>Appeals to a wide range of religious groups and ethnic and social classes bec...
THEY’RE GREAT FOR RELUCTANT READERS BECAUSE: <ul><li>They capture and maintain the reader's interest </li></ul><ul><li>Ill...
PUBLISHER RATINGS: <ul><li>Most publishers will rate their books: “All Ages”, “Everyone”, “Ages 6+”, “Youth 10+”, “Teen”—a...
DC COMICS RATINGS <ul><li>http://www.dccomics.com/dccomics </li></ul><ul><li>AR =All Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materia...
DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS RATINGS: <ul><li>http://www.diamondbookdistributors.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>All Ages </li></ul><u...
MARVEL RATINGS: <ul><li>w ww.marvel.com </li></ul><ul><li>All Ages </li></ul><ul><li>T+ Suggested for Teens 13 and up. Par...
TOKYOPOP RATINGS <ul><li>www.tokyopop.com </li></ul><ul><li>A=All Ages No offensive material </li></ul><ul><li>Y=Youth, Ag...
VIZ MEDIA RATINGS <ul><li>www.viz.com </li></ul><ul><li>A=All Ages No offensive material </li></ul><ul><li>Y=Youth Appropr...
EVALUATING GRAPHIC NOVELS <ul><li>Elementary School/Ages 7-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Main characters should be younger, either ...
EVALUATING GRAPHIC NOVELS <ul><li>Middle School/Ages 10-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Main characters can be older, such as pre-tee...
CATALOGING YOUR COLLECTION <ul><li>Ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>How will they be cataloged? </li></ul><...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Book/Novel Adaptations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artemis Fowl </li...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Cinemanga--Contains still frames from TV shows and movies (Pri...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Manga </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angelic Layer </li></ul></ul><ul><...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>American Manga/Manga Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manga Metamor...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amelia Earhart Free in the S...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babymouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Stand Alone Titles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Queen Bee by Chynna C...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Superheroes/Pop Culture (TV & Film Adaptations) </li></ul><ul>...
TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Wordless Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Korgi: Book 1 by Christia...
COLLECTION CONCERNS <ul><li>Content—is it age appropriate for children? </li></ul><ul><li>Bindings—Purchase paperback or h...
COLLECTION CONCERNS <ul><li>Book Size--Books are published in many different sizes, leading to books being “squished toget...
Also… <ul><li>Comics & graphic novels are not just for kids </li></ul><ul><li>They aren’t just about superheroes either </...
NO SHORTCUTS… <ul><li>Like other formats, selecting comics & graphic novels requires knowledge and passion </li></ul><ul><...
REVIEWS <ul><li>Booklist   </li></ul><ul><li>KLIATT  </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Library Journal  ...
CORE LISTS FOR ALL AGES <ul><li>No Flying No Tights </li></ul><ul><li>www.noflyingnotights.com </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Boo...
BOOKS <ul><li>Graphic Novels 101: Selecting and Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy for Children and Young Adults: A ...
AWARDS <ul><li>YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels List </li></ul><ul><li>www.ala.org/yalsa/ggnt </li></ul><ul><li>Eisner Awards ...
WHAT I DO <ul><li>Graphic novel section: alpabetical by title </li></ul>
WHAT I DO <ul><li>Separate sections for fiction, non-fiction, manga, comic collections </li></ul>
WHAT I DO <ul><li>Reviews from various sites:  scoop.it </li></ul>
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  1. 2. <ul><li>By the end of this session participants will be able to define vocabulary relevant to graphic novels and be acquainted with tools needed to facilitate their graphic novel collection development. </li></ul>OBJECTIVE:
  2. 3. GRAPHIC NOVEL SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>How do you file graphic novels? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfile: 17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a separate section categorized: 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a separate section non-cat: 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Would a GRN tag help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes: 21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No: 15 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. GRAPHIC NOVEL SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>How many graphic novels do you have? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Range: 14-500+ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What kind of information would be helpful to you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are good titles (for my age levels) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I find out about new titles? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can I talk to about titles? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I get away from just superheroes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the difference between manga and GN? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is this reading? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the difference between comics and GN? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. GRAPHIC NOVEL SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>What’s the biggest criticism/worry? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inappropriate images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not really reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to shelve them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follett does not have all of them in a series </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How would you rate yourself? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Novice: 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate: 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stan Lee: 1 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. WHAT IS A GRAPHIC NOVEL? <ul><li>Graphic novels are a book format in which a narrative is conveyed with sequential art. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people may describe graphic novels as a book written and illustrated in the style of a comic book, where frames and speech bubbles tell a story. </li></ul>
  6. 7. A GRAPHIC NOVEL CAN BE: <ul><li>A collection of previously published comic books that present one story </li></ul><ul><li>An original publication using traditional comic book characters </li></ul><ul><li>An original publication that has nothing to do with traditional comics </li></ul>
  7. 8. WHAT IS A COMIC BOOK? <ul><li>A traditional staple bound, serialized pamphlet or periodical that tells a story using sequential art. </li></ul>Image from Persepolis
  8. 9. What you need to know: The difference between comics & graphic novels is, simply, length Both are examples of SEQUENTIAL ART Comics (& graphic novels) are a FORMAT, not a GENRE
  9. 10. Comic Strips <ul><li>“ Comic strips” are what you see in the funny pages of the newspaper. They can be told in one to several panels. </li></ul>
  10. 11. COMIC STRIPS <ul><li>Comic strip collections contain serialized newspaper strips that don’t typically have a continuous storyline connecting them. </li></ul><ul><li>Comic strips are usually included in graphic novel collections because they are now being bound as books into large compilations or collections. Think of them like a full season of your favorite TV show on DVD. Comic strips like Garfield, Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes ARE NOT graphic novels. </li></ul>
  11. 12. WHAT IS MANGA? <ul><li>Japanese comics in print form, traditionally read back to front, right to left, and typically illustrated in black and white. </li></ul><ul><li>These are not to be confused with anime, which is the Japanese term used for animation. </li></ul>
  12. 13. WHAT IS MANGA? <ul><li>“ Manga style” is used to describe graphic novels created outside of Japan that use the manga style and format such as the traditional manga trim size, black & white art, and stylistic elements common to manga that includes simple drawings and characters with large eyes, over-exaggerated emotions, use of fewer words to tell the story and the use of symbols to convey emotions. This style is also referred to as “American Manga” </li></ul>
  13. 14. WHAT IS MANGA? <ul><li>Manga series usually have storylines that flow from one graphic novel to the next in the series. So, you’ll need to keep on ordering continuing editions. With ongoing plotlines, having a missing title can be detrimental. </li></ul>
  14. 15. WHY HAVE A GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION? <ul><li>“ Comics” are a time-honored American literary art form </li></ul><ul><li>Broadens and strengthens library collections </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts new readers and students of all ages and skill levels to your library </li></ul><ul><li>Popular with avid readers </li></ul><ul><li>Adds to children’s reading pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>Provides another format to a previously published work—like classics </li></ul>
  15. 16. WHY HAVE A GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION? <ul><li>Appeals to a wide range of religious groups and ethnic and social classes because they can empathize with the newly-empowered characters in super-hero graphic novels </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to artists and art students </li></ul><ul><li>As an art form, graphic novels stimulate interest in developing illustration skills </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to television and movie watchers because many graphic novels are based on TV show and movie characters </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to video and computer gamers because many graphic novels are based on video or computer game characters </li></ul><ul><li>Increases circulation!!! </li></ul>
  16. 17. THEY’RE GREAT FOR RELUCTANT READERS BECAUSE: <ul><li>They capture and maintain the reader's interest </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrations provide contextual clues to the written text, ideal for remedial reading programs </li></ul><ul><li>Art and text teaches readers to interpret and analyze text </li></ul><ul><li>Relies on reader participation to visualize events between panels, which helps teach reading comprehension and cause-and-effect relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Improves reading comprehension and narration skills </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctant readers receive a non-threatening reading practice experience </li></ul>
  17. 18. PUBLISHER RATINGS: <ul><li>Most publishers will rate their books: “All Ages”, “Everyone”, “Ages 6+”, “Youth 10+”, “Teen”—all of which are usually located somewhere on the book cover. </li></ul><ul><li>Check print or online catalogs for age rating if it is not located on the book </li></ul>
  18. 19. DC COMICS RATINGS <ul><li>http://www.dccomics.com/dccomics </li></ul><ul><li>AR =All Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Material sufficient for any age. Little or no violence, no foul language, nudity, or adult situations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PR =Permitted Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Material sufficient for teen or young adults, with parental or guardian permission. May contain violence or sensitive language. Does not contain nudity or profanity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MR =Mature Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Material for adult or mature readers only. May contain violence, adult language, nudity, and/or adult situations. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS RATINGS: <ul><li>http://www.diamondbookdistributors.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>All Ages </li></ul><ul><li>Children Ages 10 and under </li></ul><ul><li>Young Adult Ages 11 to 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Mature Readers Ages 16 and up </li></ul>
  20. 21. MARVEL RATINGS: <ul><li>w ww.marvel.com </li></ul><ul><li>All Ages </li></ul><ul><li>T+ Suggested for Teens 13 and up. Parents are advised they may want to read before or along with younger children </li></ul><ul><li>Parental Advisory Suggested for 15 and up, includes more mature themes and/or graphic imagery </li></ul><ul><li>MAX: Explicit Content Suggested for ages 18 and up </li></ul>
  21. 22. TOKYOPOP RATINGS <ul><li>www.tokyopop.com </li></ul><ul><li>A=All Ages No offensive material </li></ul><ul><li>Y=Youth, Ages 10+ Appropriate for ages 10 & up, may contain violence </li></ul><ul><li>T=Teen, Ages 13+ Appropriate for ages 13 & up, may contain violence, profanity, and semi-nudity </li></ul><ul><li>OT=Older Teen, Ages 16+ Appropriate for ages 16 & up, may contain violence, profanity, seminudity, and some sexual themes </li></ul><ul><li>M=Mature, Ages 18+ Appropriate for ages 18 & up, may contain graphic violence, nudity, profanity, sex, and intense sexual themes </li></ul>
  22. 23. VIZ MEDIA RATINGS <ul><li>www.viz.com </li></ul><ul><li>A=All Ages No offensive material </li></ul><ul><li>Y=Youth Appropriate for ages 10+, may contain violence </li></ul><ul><li>T=Teen Appropriate for ages 13 +, may contain violence, profanity, and semi-nudity </li></ul><ul><li>OT=Older Teen Appropriate for ages 16+, may contain violence, profanity, semi-nudity, and some sexual themes </li></ul><ul><li>M=Mature Appropriate for ages 18+, may contain graphic violence, nudity, profanity, sex, and intense sexual themes </li></ul>
  23. 24. EVALUATING GRAPHIC NOVELS <ul><li>Elementary School/Ages 7-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Main characters should be younger, either children or animals, or be similar to animated characters such as those in Disney or Warner Bros. Cartoons. </li></ul><ul><li>Story intensity and violence should be at the level of a Grated movie. Think “Finding Nemo” and “Bambi” -- it must not be too scary. </li></ul><ul><li>The writing should be aimed at the primary audience (some humor may be somewhat more sophisticated). </li></ul><ul><li>The art must be clear, whether in black-and-white or in color, and the format (panel placement) should be easy to follow. Owly by Andy Runton is an excellent example . </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Brodart Graphic Novels GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING KID-SAFE GRAPHIC NOVELS http://www.graphicnovels.brodart.com/selection_criteria.htm </li></ul>
  24. 25. EVALUATING GRAPHIC NOVELS <ul><li>Middle School/Ages 10-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Main characters can be older, such as pre-teens and teenagers. </li></ul><ul><li>Some superhero titles, such as Teen Titans Go, are fine for this age level; violence is at a minimal level. </li></ul><ul><li>At this age level, stories such as the Star Wars comics are fine; there’s some violence, but no blood and gore, and it must be necessary to the plot. </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity of the story should be at the level of the Star Wars comics which are fairly similar to the intensity of the Harry Potter books. The scare factor should be no more intense than that in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. </li></ul><ul><li>Many pre-teens and younger teens have no problems following the Japanese manga format, reading left to right. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Brodart Graphic Novels GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING KID-SAFE GRAPHIC NOVELS http://www.graphicnovels.brodart.com/selection_criteria.htm </li></ul>
  25. 26. CATALOGING YOUR COLLECTION <ul><li>Ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>How will they be cataloged? </li></ul><ul><li>Interfile them into the fiction collection? </li></ul><ul><li>Place them in 741.5 with all comics? </li></ul><ul><li>Interfile your nonfiction titles into non-fiction? </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog non-fiction as fiction titles? </li></ul><ul><li>Have a separate collection just for graphic novels? </li></ul>
  26. 27. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Book/Novel Adaptations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artemis Fowl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alex Rider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum Ride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classics (Red Badge of Courage, The Hobbit) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goosebumps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Babysitter’s Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardy Boys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nancy Drew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Warp Trio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warriors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Tale of Despereaux </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Cinemanga--Contains still frames from TV shows and movies (Primarily published by Tokyopop) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That’s So Raven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kim Possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lizzie McGuire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairly Odd Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Disney titles </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Manga </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angelic Layer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beyblade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardcaptor Sakura </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School Debut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingdom Hearts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dragon Ball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peach Fuzz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spirited Away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dream Saga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hikaru No Go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yotsuba&! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yu-Gi-Oh! GX </li></ul></ul>
  29. 30. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>American Manga/Manga Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manga Metamorphosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manga Bible Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W.I.T.C.H. Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little Women published by Y.kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoids Series </li></ul></ul>
  30. 31. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amelia Earhart Free in the Skies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Hindenburg Disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Houdini: The Handcuff King </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sinking of the Titanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Riders of the Pony Express </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UFOs: The Roswell Incident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yummy: The Story of Southside Shorty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel </li></ul></ul>
  31. 32. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babymouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TinTin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asterix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mercer Mayer's Critter Kids Adventures </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Stand Alone Titles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Queen Bee by Chynna Clugston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To Dance: A Memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Light, City of Dark: A Comic Book Novel by Avi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Into the Volcano by Don Wood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salamander Dream by Hope Larson </li></ul></ul>
  33. 34. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Superheroes/Pop Culture (TV & Film Adaptations) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pokémon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indiana Jones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiderman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>X-men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zorro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Incredible Hulk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scooby-Doo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponge Bob </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen Titans </li></ul></ul>
  34. 35. TYPES OF GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR CHILDREN (AND EXAMPLES) <ul><li>Wordless Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Korgi: Book 1 by Christian Christian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owly by Andy Runton, Top Shelf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.L.I.E.E.E.N.: archives of lost issues and earthly editions of extraterrestrial novelties by Lewis Trondheim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robot Dreams by Sara Varon </li></ul></ul>
  35. 36. COLLECTION CONCERNS <ul><li>Content—is it age appropriate for children? </li></ul><ul><li>Bindings—Purchase paperback or hardback ?? </li></ul><ul><li>Paperbacks bindings falling apart--due to high usage (Tokyopo Cinemanga paperbacks are notorious for falling apart!!!) </li></ul><ul><li>Items get mis-shelved—graphic novels end up in Fiction </li></ul>
  36. 37. COLLECTION CONCERNS <ul><li>Book Size--Books are published in many different sizes, leading to books being “squished together” </li></ul><ul><li>Education--Having to educate others on what graphic novels are and what they can do for readers, especially for reluctant readers and reading comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Discarding of materials—when they are no longer repairable—replace popular items, or buy multiple copies? </li></ul>
  37. 38. Also… <ul><li>Comics & graphic novels are not just for kids </li></ul><ul><li>They aren’t just about superheroes either </li></ul><ul><li>Comics & graphic novels are great for reluctant readers……but that doesn’t mean they aren’t “real” books </li></ul>
  38. 39. NO SHORTCUTS… <ul><li>Like other formats, selecting comics & graphic novels requires knowledge and passion </li></ul><ul><li>Comics & graphic novels should be selected carefully, with an eye toward users, the library material selection policy, and community standards. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no shortcuts. Core lists, reviews, and recommendations are a great place to start, but a great collection depends on a librarian who truly understands the format. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides, you might just become a fan, if you aren’t one already! </li></ul>
  39. 40. REVIEWS <ul><li>Booklist </li></ul><ul><li>KLIATT </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) </li></ul>
  40. 41. CORE LISTS FOR ALL AGES <ul><li>No Flying No Tights </li></ul><ul><li>www.noflyingnotights.com </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Books for Young Adults http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/comics.html </li></ul><ul><li>Diamond News & Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>http://bookshelf.diamondcomics.com </li></ul>
  41. 42. BOOKS <ul><li>Graphic Novels 101: Selecting and Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy for Children and Young Adults: A Resource Guide for School Librarians and Educators by Philip Charles Crawford (Hi Willow, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Anime Explosion: The What, Why and Wow of Japanese Animation by Patrick Drazen (Stone Bridge Press, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novels Now: Building, Managing, and Marketing a Dynamic Collection by Francisca Goldsmith (American Library Association, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens by Michele Gorman (Linworth Publishing, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know by Paul Gravett (Collins Design, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud (Kitchen Sink Press, 1994) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and Promoting Graphic Novel Collection s by Steve Miller (Neal-Shuman, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>The 101 Best Graphic Novels by Stephen Weiner (Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing,2nd Revised Edition, 2006) </li></ul>
  42. 43. AWARDS <ul><li>YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels List </li></ul><ul><li>www.ala.org/yalsa/ggnt </li></ul><ul><li>Eisner Awards </li></ul><ul><li>www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Harvey Awards </li></ul><ul><li>www.harveyawards.org </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Book Awards Almanac </li></ul><ul><li>http://users.rcn.com/aardy/comics/awards </li></ul>
  43. 44. WHAT I DO <ul><li>Graphic novel section: alpabetical by title </li></ul>
  44. 45. WHAT I DO <ul><li>Separate sections for fiction, non-fiction, manga, comic collections </li></ul>
  45. 46. WHAT I DO <ul><li>Reviews from various sites: scoop.it </li></ul>
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