What is a Graphic Novel? - A Brief History of the Genre


with Crystal Rose





	Collections and Resources



Web Conference


		Thursday, April 7, 2011
2:00 pm ET 


One Hour

		Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $95.00




What is a "graphic novel" and why are libraries including them in their
collections? Graphic novels are widely gaining acceptance as having
aesthetic, literary, and cultural value, and are the subject of academic
research. There is evidence that they appeal to reluctant readers and
improve language and literacy skills. 

Learn more about graphic novels and Manga, including how the Ferriss
Hodgett Library began their collection. 

Gain knowledge of a new and popular genre! 
Key Topics to be Explored:
Defining "graphic novels" as a genre, and how they differ from comics -
their aesthetic, literary, and cultural value. We will also discuss why
academic libraries are beginning to include them in their collections
and how the Ferriss Hodgett Library launched a graphic novel collection
(selecting titles, cataloging challenges, promotion). 

Session Format:    
Web Conference  (telephone delivery; interactive presentation with chat
and polling on the Web)       
About the Presenter...
Crystal Rose is currently the Public Services Librarian at the Ferriss
Hodgett Library, part of the Memorial University Libraries system, in
Corner Brook, NL. Previously, she was a Youth Services Librarian with
the Toronto Public Library. She received her M.L.I.S. from Dalhousie
Developed for the Education Institute by the Newfoundland and Labrador
Library Association.

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