Sequential art, academic libraries, information literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, diversity, credit instruction
Sequential art is a unique storytelling medium that combines visuals and content in a deliberate, specific delivery in order to engage audiences on emotional and cognitive levels. Consequently, graphic novels, comics, and comix are a rich educational medium for undergraduate credit instruction in academic libraries, precisely because this alternative delivery of content can effectively educate many learning styles. This article documents the development and implementation of an undergraduate, upper-division credit-bearing course in an academic library that examined multiple types of literacy through the medium, with commentary on instructional strategies for other academic librarians and professors.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian on February 25, 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639269.2016.1135026
Marrall, Rebecca M., "Sequential Art & Academic Library Instruction: Crafting a Toolbox of Multiple Literacies for Credit Courses" (2016). Western Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications. 52.