UPCOMING EVENTS

We’ll be announcing our next series of webinars later this summer. In the meantime, browse our on-demand sessions below, and sign up for our mailing list to receive updates about future programming.

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PAST EVENTS

Understanding Manga

(May 27, 2021) Our panel of experienced educators and librarians—Mike Barltrop, Jillian Ehlers, Michael Gianfrancesco, Ashley R. Hawkins, Kat Kan—shares their insights on everything you need to know about manga.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

Teaching STEM/STEAM with Graphic Novels

(April 29, 2021) Our panel of experienced educators, librarians, and publishers—Dr. Shari BradyTracy Edmunds, Jim Ottaviani, C.A. Preece—shared insights on their discovery process and results from using graphic novels to teach STEAM programs.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Building Librarian-Teacher Partnerships

(March 25, 2021) Our panel of experienced educators—Shannon Live, Kaitlyn Roach, Dr. John Weaver—share their insights on how they work with graphic novels in the classroom, how they demonstrate their impact on learning, and how they partner with librarians.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

Engaging Accelerated & Reluctant Readers with Comics

(February 25, 2021) Our panel of experienced educators—Jesse Karp, Shveta Miller, Julie Ann Price, Susannah Richards, Ph.D., Jana Tropper—discuss their process for using comics to support readers of different abilities, how they partner with other stakeholders, and how they measure their success. The 60-minute presentation is moderated by LibraryPass’ John Shableski.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

Graphic Novel Collection Development for School Libraries

(January 27, 2021) K.C. Boyd, Joy Harvey, Angie Mahalik, and Cait Zaksheske discuss how to successfully integrate comics, graphic novels, and manga into your collection development plan, and offer insights on aligning your collection to support classroom instruction, while also meeting students’ varied reading needs and interests. The 60-minute presentation us moderated by LibraryPass’ John Shableski.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

What You Should Know About Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga in Classrooms

(November 24, 2020) Karen Gavigan, Christina Taylor, Kat Kan, and Esther Keller discuss how the comics medium works and why it has become so popular, particularly amongst younger readers. They answer the questions librarians and educators frequently have about comics, as well as those asked by parents who don’t believe comics count as ‘real” reading. The 60-minute session is moderated by LibraryPass’ John Shableski.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

Developing Empathy with Comics & Graphic Novels

(October 27, 2020) This free webinar features Jerry Craft, Tracy Edmunds, Grace Ellis, Talia Hurwitz, Rossie Stone, and Anthony Zuiker discussing their unique perspectives on the process of developing empathy with comic books & graphic novels. The 60-minute session is moderated by LibraryPass’ John Shableski.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

Comic-Con Celebrates 15 Years of Eisner Librarians | Comic-Con@Home

(July 22, 2020) At the request of Will Eisner, a librarian has been a member of the Eisner Awards jury since 2005. When Jackie Estrada, Administrator for the Eisner Awards, invited Kat Kan to be that first librarian jury member, the awards began to take on a new kind of energy. Since that day, the influence of the awards has grown beyond the traditional comics community and now resonates with traditional publishers, academic institutions, and throughout the library world. Join in on the conversation as these ground-breaking librarians talk about their experience as members of the Eisner juries over the years.

Moderated by John Shableski (2009 Jury) this session features five Eisner Librarian jurors: Kat Kan (2005), Karen Green (2011), Jason Poole (2016), Dawn Rutherford (2017), and Traci Glass (2019).