About

The Manga in Libraries webinar series is sponsored by the New York City School Librarians’ Association and the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table. The Manga in Libraries webinar series is hosted by Jillian Rudes.

Jillian Rudes is a certified school librarian and the Japanese Culture & Manga Cooperative Collection Development librarian for the New York City Department of Education.

Panels/Presentations:

Anime NYC - Panel: Teen Talk Through Manga 2021
New York Comic Con - Panel: Best & Worst Manga 2021
New York Comic Con - Panel: Teen Talk Through Manga 2021
Comics Beat - Panel: Best and Worst Manga 2021 
International Association of School Librarianship Conference - Presentation: Manga in School Libraries... 2021 
New York City Department of Education - Presentation: Visual Storytelling in Japan 2021
San Diego Comic Con - Panel: How to Find and Choose Graphic Novels for Students 2021
School Library Journal Conference - Panel: Teen Services Virtual Events 2020
San Diego Comic Con - Presentation: Manga in School Libraries: Authentic Learning from America to Japan 2019
American Association of School Librarians - Presentation: The Power of Manga, Comics, and Graphic Novels… 2019
New York Comic Con - Panel: #RepresentationMatters in Your School Library 2018
New York Comic Con - Panel: The Librarian Is In: #ComicsForAll 2018 
New York Library Association Conference - Presentation: The Power of Manga, Comics, and Graphic Novels… 2018
Queens College Graduate School - Presentation: Reading Motivation Events in the School Library 2017
New York Comic Con - Panel: Building a Culture of Reading: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga in Schools 2017
New York City School Library Conference - Presentation: Fostering a Culture of Reading Through Library Programs 2016 

Leadership/Committees:

American Library Association's - Conference Committee - Committee Associate 2021-2023
American Library Association's - Conference Committee - Co-Chair of Programming 2021-2022
New York City School Librarians' Association - President 2021-2022 
New York Comic Con - Pro Day Program Planning Committee 2021
Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table - Libcomix Online Program Planning Committee 2020-2022
American Association of School Librarians - National Conference Committee - Co-Chair 2020-2021  
New York City School Librarians' Association - Vice President of Programming 2019-2021 
Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table - Convention Planning Committee 2019-2020
American Association of School Librarians - National Conference Committee - Co-Chair of Programming 2018-2019 
New York City School Librarians' Association - Vice President of Membership 2017-2019
American Association of School Librarians - School Library Month Committee - Chair 2017-2018
American Association of School Librarians - School Library Month Committee 2014-2017

Grants/Awards:

American Association of School Librarians - Collaborative School Library Award 2020
American Association of School Librarians - Inspire Special Event Grant: Manga Club and Resobox Workshops 2017