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                              COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

                                                Auditing Diversity in Library Collections

                                                        SARAH VOELS
                                                Library collections serve as a reflection of their communities and the wider world, and
                                              audits are the best way to assess the inclusivity of these collections. In this practical book,
                                              Sarah Voels helps libraries meet the challenge of doing a diversity audit.
                                              The task of auditing a collection for its diversity is essential to the development of a
                                              reflective collection. Conducting a diversity audit gives library professionals a realistic and
                                              accurate assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the materials they provide their
                                              readers. Only with this information at hand can libraries work towards improvement. But
             August 2022 ,  135pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4   what’s the best way to conduct an audit? What criteria should be used? How can audits be
            Paperback: 978-1-4408-7874-9      tailored to specific communities? How much will it cost, and how much time will it take?
             $55.00 ,  £41.00 ,  €46,00       Voels has taken away the guesswork by surveying a wide range of libraries that have
            eBook: 978-1-4408-7875-6
                                              performed diversity audits and sharing their successes and challenges. She suggests best
                                              practices while acknowledging that each library’s specific situation will be unique. All
              SARAH VOELS  is the community
            engagement librarian at the Cedar Rapids   libraries considering a diversity audit will benefit from this guide.
            Public Library.
                                              •  Helps readers apply other libraries’ experience with diversity audits to their
                                                own situations
                                              •  Shares the knowledge and experience gained during library diversity audits and
                                                highlights the lessons learned

                                                Maximizing the Impact of Comics

                                              in Your Library

                                              Graphic Novels, Manga, and More

                                                        JACK PHOENIX
                                               “ produced a practical, user-friendly read that’s an essential book for school
                                                 Marrying in-depth knowledge of comics and libraries, Phoenix has
                                                                 ”     —School Library Journal, Starred Review, August 7, 2020
                                                and public librarians.

                                                Challenging librarians to rethink some of their traditional practices, Maximizing the
             March 2020 ,  248pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4   Impact of Comics in Your Library provides creative and proven solutions for libraries of
            Paperback: 978-1-4408-6885-6      all types that want to get comics into the hands of fans and promote readership. The
             $55.00 ,  £41.00 ,  €46,00       author describes how libraries would benefit from an in-house classification system and
            eBook: 978-1-4408-6886-3
                                              organization that accounts for both publishers and series.
              JACK PHOENIX  is a librarian and writer in   In addition, acquiring comics can often be tricky due to renumbering of series, reboots,
            the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked   shifting creative teams, and more—this book shows you how to work around those
            in or with public libraries for more than a   obstacles. Shelving and displays that reflect comic readers’ browsing habits, creative
            decade in various capacities. An active   programs that boost circulation of comics and graphic novels, and how comics can play a
            member of the American Library Association,
            the Ohio Library Council, and the Comics   vital role in educational institutions are also covered.
            Studies Society, he has presented at     FEATURES
            professional conferences on topics such
            as comics organization and self-published   •  Addresses common challenges librarians face with comics and graphic novels collections
            works in libraries.                 and shows how to surmount them

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