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Shelving Graphic Novels. Where do Graphic Novels Belong? . Where to shelve graphic novels can be a tough decision for librarians to make. By Dewey 741.5?. In Fiction?. By Subject?. Shelve them by Dewey # 741.5. faster cataloging and shelving - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Shelving Graphic NovelsWhere do Graphic Novels Belong? Where to shelve graphic novels can be a tough decision for librarians to make.
By Dewey 741.5?In Fiction?By Subject?
Shelve them by Dewey # 741.5faster cataloging and shelvingstudents always know where to find themhelps increase circulation because they are altogether
not organized by contentsome people may not take them as seriously because they think they are entertainment as opposed to books with literary value.Source: Dickinson (2007)PositivesNegatives
Shelve them by SubjectPositives+ users will get used to seeing them integrated into content just like other books
Negatives- novels could get lost in the shelves - teachers may get mad at students for using graphic novels in research Source: Dickinson (2007)
Image Source: http://www.titlewave.com/cover?FLR=29092B0&SID=fab9957316a195c5661391a56851ec67&type=cover (ex. Shelf Maus with the Holocaust 940.53)Shelve non-fiction with the corresponding subject.Shelve fiction by author.
Age Appropriate?If your library serves multiple age groups, the age appropriateness of graphic novels could be an issue.Group them in separate age appropriate sections.
Mark them with a sticker that designates the age level.
Source: Mooney (2002)Image Source:http://media.tv20detroit.com/images/tv-ratings.jpg
Sources Used: Dickinson, G. (2007, May/June). The question: Where should I shelve graphic novels?. Knowledge Quest, 35(5). 56-57. Retrieved on October 17, 2009 from Wilson Web database.
Mooney, M. (2002, Nov/Dec). Graphic novels: How they can work in libraries. Book Report, 21(3). 18-19. Retrieved on October 17, 2009 from Wilson Web database.