Ask the Librarians: Comics & Manga 101


You don’t have to be an expert to effectively manage your graphic novel and manga collections, readers advisory efforts, and programming to ensure you’re serving your readers well — you just have to know where to get your questions answered.

Join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT to learn everything you ever wanted to know about comics and manga in schools and libraries, but didn’t know who to ask! Our expert panel of school and public librarians will address the differences between comics and manga; how to determine age-appropriate titles; how to convince skeptics that comics are real books; and how to build and manage a collection that circulates.

They’ll also answer questions from live attendees!


  • Moni Barrette, past President, ALA’s Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table
  • Stella Bromley, former District Librarian, Austin ISD
  • Ashley Hawkins, Manga Librarian

The 60-minute presentation will be moderated by LibraryPass’ Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, and include a live Q&A segment where our panelists will answer attendees’ specific questions submitted via the registration form and during the session. A Certificate of Completion will also be available for live attendees.