Join YALSA for an informative look into tween readers and graphic novels on Thursday December 15 at 2pm Eastern.
Graphic novels appeal to a wide variety of people. Artistic illustration and strong storylines make them irresistible but their often â€œadultâ€ themes may present a unique challenge for librarians and their tween readers. Tweens are in reader limbo. Parents still have concerns about content and library administration may be unsure of the best place for graphic novels to be located in the collection. This â€œinbeTweenâ€ makes building and marketing a graphic novel collection to tweens more difficult for librarians, but by no means impossible.
Join YALSA for a discussion on how to build a great graphic novel collection for your readers. In this webinar, participants will learn how to find age-appropriate graphic novels for their tween readers. Presenter, Robin Brenner, will discuss company age ratings and how the saavy librarian is able to demystify the variety of ratings that exist. Robin also touches on where to shelve graphic novels in a library’s collection. Participants will receive a core list of available tween graphic novels as well as some up and coming titles.
This webinar will address three areas of the YALSA Competencies:
â€¢ Knowledge of Client Group
â€¢ Knowledge of Materials
â€¢ Access to Information
Register today! Registration costs $29 for students, $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals, and $195 for group registrations. YALSA’s group rate applies to a group of people that will watch the webinar together in one location
This webinar will be presented by Robin Brenner. Robin is the teen librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts, and is a past chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee.