Graphic novels in libraries supporting teacher education and librarianship programs
Williams, Virginia Kay
Peterson, Damen V.
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Williams, Virginia Kay and Peterson, Damen V. (2009) Graphic novels in libraries supporting teacher education and librarianship programs. Library Resources & Technical Services 53(3):169-176.
Academic libraries supporting education and library science programs collect juvenile literature to support courses that teach students to evaluate and use books with children and teenagers. Graphic novels have not only become popular with teens but also are being frequently discussed in both the education and library literature. This paper discusses the literature on graphic novels for teens, explores the extent to which academic libraries supporting education and library science programs collect graphic novels for teens, and concludes that academic librarians responsible for juvenile collections should evaluate their graphic novel holdings and begin actively collecting graphic novels for teens.