This call for survey participation may be of interest to some AAAL members:
With Great Comics Comes Great Responsibility: Academic Libraries and Comics Collection Development
Invitation to Participate: You are invited to participate in this research study about acquisition and collection development of comics.
The literature on comics in libraries is a currently developing area but it rarely focuses on the collection development and acquisition elements, especially within academic libraries. As a librarian who is responsible for acquisition and collection development, we would appreciate your opinion about how one acquires and develops comic book collections in university or college libraries.
Purpose of the Study: From this research, we wish to gain an understanding of how librarians decide to acquire comic books and use them in their collections. Similarly, we want to know your understandings and perceptions of users’ needs.
Participation: If you wish to participate in this study, please complete the survey using the survey link provided. The survey should take you approximately 15 minutes or less to complete. You do not have to answer any questions that you do not want to answer. Once you have completed the survey, please submit the survey using the ‘submit’ option.
Lorisia MacLeod BA, MLIS
Past ALA Spectrum Scholar and ARL Diversity Scholar