This guide includes: a short course in graphic novels, along with reading lists and professional tools; tips on advising graphic novel readers on what to read next; suggestions for introducing graphic novels to those patrons unacquainted with them; and, advice on promoting your graphic novels collection.
About the Author
Francisca Goldsmith worked in public and academic libraries, both in the United States and Canada, for more than 25 years, before moving into full-time library staff development consulting and instruction, much of which through California's IMLS-funded Infopeople Project. Most recently, that instructional work has focused on supporting public library staff and administrators in responding to community needs for access to health-care information, both related to Affordable Care Act policies and the changing technology landscape of health-care delivery in rural, immigrant, and other socially isolated communities. Her library experience and consulting includes frontline reference work, collection management, branch services management, and teen services development and advocacy. She has given many presentations on multiple literacies, serving underserved communities, and social media use for community and staff development. She earned an MS in Library and Information Sciences at Simmons College and has had a variety of advanced education experiences in support of her knowledge management and community advocacy work. This is her third book for ALA Editions.