Monday, January 25, 2010

Daily Thoughts 1/25/2010

Stadtbibliothek Essen, German Public Library Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Germany Photo Taken March 2004 by Baikonur. It has a nice modern feel to it.

Daily Thoughts 1/25/2010

Today has been a nice quiet day. I put in an order for supplies. I also made sure the displays were in order. We are showing a movie this afternoon for the graphic novels club. We have a blanket license to show films from a number of studios which we pay for each year for our library.

I also requested days for different conferences I plant to attend. Hopefully, it will turn out right.

We are having our second graphic novel club meeting. I am going to try and pick out different graphic novels from each age level. We keep Baby Mouse and some of the more innocuous Superman and Batman comics in the childrens room. There are also some fairytale graphic novels like a version of Sundiata Lion King of Mali by Will Eisner.

We also separate the young adult graphic novels and manga from the graphic novels and manga in the adult section. For example we have Inu-Yasha, Spiderman, X-men, Naruto, Maus which is a high shool assignment, Barefoot Gen and a number of teen titles in the young adult section.

There are some more adult titles like Alan Moore's Watchmen, Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka, American Splendor by Harvey Pekar, or Fun Home by Alison Bechdel which we keep in the adult section. We try and separate graphic novels by age categories. This makes it both easier to manage and more appropriate. Throwing all graphic novels in the young adult section is not a good idea.

Not all of the graphic novels end up in the graphic novels section. Robert Crumb did a book called R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, and Country which is in the music section, he also illustrated a biography of Kafka. Larry Gonick's The Cartoon Guide to Physics is in the physics section.

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