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For the Love of Graphic Novels: A Roundtable on Inclusive Stories

Alicia Abdul is a high school librarian in Albany, NY, and advises for their Anime Club. She’s served on or chaired several YALSA book committees, presents at local, state, and national conferences on books, programs, and graphic novels, and recently became an adjunct for two graduate programs on young adult literature. She also reviews books for SLJ and SLC. If it’s not books, she’s baking or buying dresses.

Sara Alfageeh is a Jordanian American illustrator and creative director in San Francisco. She’s passionate about history, nuances in visual storytelling, and the spaces where art and identity intersect. She’s known for her work for Marvel Comics, Star Wars, and children’s publishing. While that’s cool and all, she really just wants to draw girls with swords. Visit her online at www.sara-alfa.com.

Nadia Shammas is an Arab-American writer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is best known for being the writer and co-creator of SQUIRE, a YA Middle Eastern fantasy graphic novel (HarperCollins 2022), with Sara Alfageeh. She’s also the creator and curator of CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments.

Dr. Gwen Athene Tarbox is a professor in the Department of English at Western Michigan University, where she teaches comics studies, children’s and YA literature, and American popular culture. Her monograph, Children’s and YA Comics, was released by Blooomsbury Academic in 2020, and she has co-edited, with Dr. Michelle Ann Abate, Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays (University of Mississippi Press, 2017). Currently, Dr. Tarbox is writing a monograph on contemporary middle grade comics.

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You Are Not Alone: Enacting Core Values through Collaboration

Jennifer Sturge is the teacher specialist for school libraries and instructional technology for Calvert County (MD) Public Schools. She is the co-author of Chapter 5, “Relationships” in Core Values. Jennifer is a 2017-18 Lilead Fellow and has worked in Calvert County Public Schools her entire career. Jennifer is a speaker and author and loves nothing more than to collaborate with her writing and presentations. She is the past-president of the Maryland Association of School Librarians and past chair of the Supervisor Section of the American Association of School Librarians. Jennifer also serves as an adjunct professor of school libraries at the University of Maryland. You can reach her on Twitter @sturgej.

Suzanne Sannwald, co-author of Core Values Chapter 4, “Intellectual Freedom,” is a teacher librarian at West Hills High School in Santee, CA. Suzanne completed the teacher librarian credential program and earned her master of library and information science from San José State University’s School of Information, where she has also served as a course instructor. As a Spectrum Scholar and AASL Induction Program alumnus, she mashes up her previous professional experiences as a classroom teacher, classified employee, and technology administrator at the middle, high school, and higher education levels within both public and corporate settings. Connect with her on Twitter: @suzannesannwald.

Peter Langella (he/him), co-author of Core Values Chapter 3, “Inclusion,” is a librarian at Champlain Valley Union High School in Vermont, where he co-advises the Racial Alliance Committee and Gender Sexuality Alliance. Peter also works as a school librarianship instructor at the University of Vermont and an English instructor at Northern Vermont University. He was a 2017 Fellow at The Rowland Foundation, a member of the first Induction Leadership Cohort with the American Association of School Librarians, and the co-recipient of the Vermont School Library Association’s 2020 Outstanding School Librarian Award. Peter is also the co-founder and co-organizer of Teen Lit Mob Vermont, the state’s only teen literary festival.

Kelly Gustafson, MEd, serves as the Wexford Elementary School principal in the Pine-Richland School District in Pennsylvania. With more than twenty years of experience as an administrator, Kelly credits professional, collaborative relationships formed with school librarians and teachers as motivators to advocate for all children having access to books. Kelly’s passion for school library partnerships fueled her active role in AASL’s School Leader Collaborative. She champions the value of librarians as a member of AASL and Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. Kelly participated in ALA National Legislative Days, testified before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Education Committee, and contributed to the Guidelines for Pennsylvania School Library Programs (2019). Experience as a special educator, adjunct professor, and practicing principal drives her advocacy action steps to lead workshops, author publications, and share her voice to build a community of readers. Connect with her on Twitter @GustafsonkKelly.

Moderated by: Judi Moreillon

Judi Moreillon, PhD, is an author, editor, literacies and libraries consultant, and retired librarian educator. Her research and publications focus on school librarian leadership and classroom teacher-school librarian instructional partnerships. A former classroom teacher, literacy coach, and classroom teacher educator, Judi served as a collaborating school librarian at all three instructional levels. She is the editor of Core Values in SchoolLibrarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage (Libraries Unlimited 2021). Previously, she authored four professional books for school librarians and has four published books for children and families. Judi earned the 2019 Scholastic Publishing Award.

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Writing for Library Publications

In this excerpt from a webinar hosted by the Association of Independent School Librarians, editor Rebecca J. Morris (School Library Connection) and senior acquisitions editor

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The Art of Asking Questions

Questions are the heart and soul of inquiry. Students of all ages benefit from repeated opportunities to practice the art of asking questions, as well

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Introducing Research Lists

Research is the backbone of any academic pursuit—but for many students, it can be a particularly intimidating part of the learning process. Fortunately, digital technology

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