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The Library's Guide to Graphic Novels by
Call Number: 026.7415 LIBR
Publication Date: 2020-03-30
The circ stats say it all: graphic novels’ popularity among library users keeps growing, with more being published (and acquired by libraries) each year. The unique challenges of developing and managing a graphics novels collection have led the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) to craft this guide, presented under the expert supervision of editor Ballestro, who has worked with comics for more than 35 years. Examining the ever-changing ways that graphic novels are created, packaged, marketed, and released, this resource gathers a range of voices from the field to explore such topics as
-- a cultural history of comics and graphic novels from their World War II origins to today, providing a solid grounding for newbies and fresh insights for all;
-- catching up on the Big Two’s reboots: Marvel’s 10 and DC’s 4;
-- five questions to ask when evaluating nonfiction graphic novels and 30 picks for a core collection;
-- key publishers and cartoonists to consider when adding international titles;
-- developing a collection that supports curriculum and faculty outreach to ensure wide usage, with catalogers’ tips for organizing your collection and improving discovery;
-- real-world examples of how libraries treat graphic novels, such as an in-depth profile of the development of the Penn Libraries' manga collection;
-- how to integrate the emerging field of graphic medicine into the collection; and
-- specialized resources like The Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists databases, the open access scholarly journal Comic Grid, and the No Flying, No Tights website.
Packed with expert guidance and useful information, this guide will assist technical services staff, catalogers, and acquisition and collection management librarians.
The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: a guide to the Medal and Honor Books 2020 edition by
Call Number: 011.62 NEWB
Publication Date: 2020-04-14
This annual favorite, newly updated to include the 2020 award and honor books, gathers the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. A trusted guidebook for quick reference and collection development, it’s also a useful resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory. With an easy-to-use streamlined look and format, the 2020 guide features
-- a new interview with two-time Newbery medal winner Lois Lowry;
-- explanations of criteria used to select the winners;
-- details regarding the media used to create the artwork in Caldecott-winning titles; and
-- updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners.
This resource for locating information about the best in children's books is invaluable for children’s services librarians, educators, and everyone else who cherishes quality literature and illustration.
The Coretta Scott King Awards: 50th Anniversary, Sixth edition by
Call Number: 016.8108 CORE
Publication Date: 2019-07-01
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards, this invaluable guide celebrates the legacy of these prestigious honors, which have enlarged the prominence of literature for children and youth about the Black experience. Spotlighting the work of the author and illustrator winners and honorees since the awards’ inception, this unique resource is an excellent tool for collection development, readers' advisory, and classroom use. More than just a bibliography, this book includes
-- a history of the origin, development, and evolution of the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards;
-- coverage of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award and the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award for New Talent;
-- excerpts and color plates from many of the titles; and
-- a complete listing of the 1970-2019 Award and Honor Books as well as a subject index, ideal for curriculum planning.
Educators, librarians, and others who work with children will find this one of-a-kind guide essential.
Collection Management for Youth : Equity, Inclusion, and Learning, Second Edition by
Call Number: 025.21878 HUGH
Publication Date: 2020-05-25
With a renewed emphasis on facilitating learning, supporting multiple literacies, and advancing equity and inclusion, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of this trusted text provides models and tools that will enable library staff who serve youth to create and maintain collections that provide equitable access to all youth. And as Hughes-Hassell demonstrates, the only way to do this is for collection managers to be learner-centered, confidently acting as information guides, change agents, and leaders. Based on the latest educational theory and research, this book
-- presents the argument for why collection management decisions and practices should focus on equity, exploring systemic inequities, educational paradigm shifts, developments in the information environment, and other key factors;
-- lays out the theoretical foundation for developing and managing a library collection that facilitates learning, supports the development of multiple literacies, and provides equitable access to an increasingly diverse group of young learners;
-- touches upon current competencies and standards by AASL, YALSA, and ALSC;
-- uses a learner-centered and equity perspective to cover core issues and criteria such as selection and removal of materials, budgeting, and cooperation among libraries;
-- shows how a business viewpoint can assist the learner-centered collector in articulating the central significance of the collection to learning;
-- discusses how library staff can work collaboratively to create policy and negotiate budgets; and
-- includes customizable tools and templates, including a Stakeholder Contact/SWOT Analysis, Decision-Making Model for Selecting Resources and Access Points that Support Learning and Advance Equity, and Collection Development Analysis Worksheet.
This resource will be as useful to current school librarians and supervisors, youth librarians in public libraries, and educators as it will to LIS students.
Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use. Check out this book's Web Extra now!
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