Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Librarians at NY Comic Con

I'm still snooping in the Library Journal archives and came across a posting of Librarians hosting panels at the New York Comic Convention.

I learned that librarians pioneered the introduction of graphic novels into the library and that they account for 10% of the sales which comes out to $30 million. Wow.

The discussions talked about Graphic Novels, Anime (Japanese Animation) and how best to display the materials in the library. As an added bonus there are articles that you can download and review. There is a Young Adult Library Services Association list that recommends materials for 12-18 year old. There is also a great article on how to include Anime programing into library offerings.

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