Comics and Critical Librarianship: Reframing the Narrative in Academic Libraries
Editors: Olivia Piepmeier and Stephanie Grimm
Publisher: Library Juice Press
Physical description: 7x10;388 p.
Though it is still not uncommon to hear the question “Comics? In libraries?!”, comics collections have existed in academic institutions for over fifty years.
Whether a seasoned comics librarian or a comics fan with a budding interest in the field, readers will find that Comics and Critical Librarianship provides a holistic consideration of comics librarianship practices with a critical edge. Presented through case studies, original research and essays, and personal reflection, the book engages with topics from collection and cataloging to teaching and outreach, with contributors representing academic libraries and academic archival collections of varying sizes and populations across the United States and Canada.
Olivia Piepmeier is the Arts & Humanities Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Stephanie Grimm is the Art and Art History Librarian at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.