UPCOMING EVENTS

Mining the Backlist to Engage Readers of all Ages

Mining the Backlist to Engage Readers of all Ages

Join us on Wednesday, February 28 at 3pm ET / Noon PT as we spotlight some of the most popular backlist titles from Andrews McMeel, Lerner, and Yen Press — including Big Nate; Milk & Mocha; Minecraft Survival Mode; Lily Renee, Escape Artist; Crush; and Sasaki and Miyano — along with new and backlist recommendations for readers of all ages.

A Certificate of Completion will also be available for live attendees.

PAST EVENTS

Independent Comics for Every Reader

At LibraryCon Live 2023, attendees discovered a range of great comics and manga for readers of all ages from independent publishers ABLAZEFanbase Press, and Red Comet Press.

View the full archived recording, and download the recommended titles lists and certificate of completion.

Engaging Older Readers with Comics & Manga

This live panel discussion featured representatives from Image Comics (Chloe Ramos), Yen Press (Morgana Santilli), and Silver Sprocket (Ari Yarwood) spotlighting some of their favorite comics for older readers. They also offer tips on recommending readalikes to non-comics readers based on their favorites in other media and downloadable title lists to make it easy to add them to your own collections.

View the full archived recording, and download the recommended titles lists and certificate of completion.

LibraryCon Live 2022: How Manga Took Over the World!

In “How Manga Took Over the World,” a panel of manga experts — Deb Aoki (Mangasplaining), Frederick Jones (Saturday AM), and Kae Winters (TOKYOPOP) — share their insights on everything you need to know about manga to serve new and avid readers alike. This LibraryCon Live session was moderated by LibraryPass’ Guy LeCharles Gonzalez.

  • What IS manga?!?
  • Cultural differences and age-appropriateness
  • Recommendations for younger and older readers

View the full archived recording here and check out additional resources, and after viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

Book Bans: Proactively Addressing Challenges to Your Comics Collection

Moni BarretteBetsy Gomez, and Jack Phoenix present a brief history of comics challenges, and offer a range of proven strategies for reviewing and protecting your collections, your staff, and your community.

After viewing, you can download your Certificate of Completion.

Comics Plus Creator Spotlight: Fall 2021

Comics creators Juni Ba (Djeliya), Svetlana Chmakova (AwkwardThe Weirn BooksDramacon), and Joseph Illidge (MPLS Sound, Heavy Metal), shared insights on their work, the unique power of comics and manga, and the important role libraries play in developing and nurturing new readers. This 60-minute conversation was moderated by LibraryPass’ Guy LeCharles Gonzalez.

After viewing, download your Certificate of Completion.

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.