Purchasing Manga for Your Library
Thursday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
In this session, we will build a broad and practical framework for selecting manga for your communities, starting with a brief overview of what manga is and its publication history in the US, then digging in to how manga is marketed in Japan and which genres are represented in manga — and how all of these things can be used to evaluate whether or not a series might be a good fit for your community.
We’ll go over a few suggested titles and examples, but this session will focus more on learning how to make informed choices in building a manga collection as well as strategies for limited budgets and space.
Presented by :: Basia Jędruszczak
Basia Jędruszczak is a librarian at the San Rafael Public Library and is almost one year into the process of (re)building and reimagining the library’s manga collection. They have been selecting graphic novels and manga for kids, teens, and adults for the majority of their time working in public libraries, and have been selecting graphic novels and manga for personal reading for significantly longer than that.