With libraries having computers having a parental right policy has become easier. Parental right policy gives a minor’s parent the ability to block what that minor can check out on his or her card. With computers a blocking message is fairly easy to place on a minor’s account. Now to know if your library can [...]
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If your library has not tried television series yet you might consider giving them a try. Your patrons, if they are like ours, always mention that they don’t have time to watch anything anymore. This isn’t just for Movies, they are also talking about television series. Before you think about Tivo or DVRing shows you [...]
What you can do with someone’s collection and using graphic novels within your own collection for a library display to spotlight a title.
Try to get your local community involved by having display shows. Most communities have collectors that live there. If you have a patron that collects comic book/manga related items you could ask them to put on a day show. If you can’t think of a patron that collects anything you can ask around and possibly [...]
When shelving graphic novels we use the “One-Stop-Shopping” method. We catalog our graphic novels just like all of my library’s material. However, when we shelf the graphic novels/manga we use the title or character on the spine label and in the location setting in our cataloging system. We also set aside a specific section for [...]
Library that have a comic shop that they do business with can cordinate Free Comic Book Day with them. Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday of every May. This year it is on May 7, 2011. The local comic shop purchases these “Free Comic Books” for around $.20 – $.25 per issue, so [...]
Use DVD’s and graphic novels together to promote both sections within your library. As Royce stated this is a fairly easy display to make. It can go inside a display cabinet or on a display table. Use some titles that patrons of your movie section might not realize are based from a graphic novel. Some [...]