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Hello to all of our librarian and educator friends from NYCC! In 2018 we teamed up with The New York Public Library to bring you more professional content than ever before. Below you'll find the full schedule of programming and the organizations that made this fantastic day happen..

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  • Marjorie Liu - Keynote Speech

    October 04, 2018, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Bartos Forum

    A Keynote Speech by Marjorie Liu.

    • Language: English

  • History Comics Club: Connecting Students to Their Heritage One Panel at a Time

    October 04, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom B

    Comics are awesome. They're full of fascinating characters doing amazing things in extraordinary settings. Know what else is awesome and full of fascinating cha...

    • Language: English

  • #RepresentationMatters in Your School Library

    October 04, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom A

    Meet New York City school librarians to learn how to choose and use the best graphic novels and comics for representing diversity within your school library. Th...

    • Language: English

  • Currents of Inspiration: From America to Europe and Back

    October 04, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Celeste Auditorium

    European and American comics are often described as two distinct branches of sequential art which have, however, been influencing each other for decades. As mor...

    • Language: English

  • Deconstructing Graphic Novels to Design Classroom Curriculum with Marjorie Liu’s Monstress

    October 04, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Bartos Forum

    Presented by Pop Culture Classroom, in partnership with Image Comics, this post keynote workshop will highlight how educators and librarians can start to decons...

    • Language: English

  • Graphic Novels, Mental Health and the Challenges that Inspire Authors

    October 04, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Trustees Room

    Many graphic memoirs seem to share a common theme of mental health issues that the subject has either encountered as a spouse, child or family member, or that t...

    • Language: English

  • Literary Comics to Build Your Collection

    October 04, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Berger Forum

    Join some of the comics medium’s most renowned publishers as they share new and perennial titles for your collections. We will discuss comics for adults and kid...

    • Language: English

  • What's It Worth? Adult Graphic Novels Are An Investment

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Celeste Auditorium

    Adult Graphic Novels are a library investment, but how do we measure their value? From monetary return on investment (ROI) to commentary on community enrichment...

    • Language: English

  • Horror Comics - The Other Narrative

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Bartos Forum

    Comics creators working in the genre of horror, thrillers, and suspense discuss how their books tackle real world issues like racism, xenophobia, and otherism. ...

    • Language: English

  • IS 741.5 STILL HELPFUL? Challenges and Recommendations for Making Comics and Graphic Novels More Accessible to Users

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom B

    With the growth and diversification of comics collections in both public and academic libraries, it is a fitting (and critical) time to reconsider their catalog...

    • Language: English

  • Queer Comics for Kids of All Ages

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Berger Forum

    Join in the discussion about family-friendly, queer-positive graphic novels and manga that appeal to diverse readers -- from 1-year-old lap learners to 100-year...

    • Language: English

  • Comics as Primary Sources: Building Empathy and Historical Context through Graphic Text

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom A

    Learn how to engage students in historical thinking skills through the use of comics. See how comics serve as entry points to contextualize periods of history a...

    • Language: English

  • Teaching Race, Culture & Comics

    October 04, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Trustees Room

    Educators will learn to use diverse comic books and graphic novels as written, visual, and cultural texts to engage students in creative and critical conversati...

    • Language: English

  • The Full Picture: Art Creation, Informational Literacy, and the Picture Collection with Your Students

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom B

    Artists are researchers, seeking inspiration and visual references as they visit one of the most accessible and charming collections at the New York Public Libr...

    • Language: English

  • The Librarian Is In: #ComicsForAll - Reading Recommendations and Suggestions for Kids, Teens, and Adult Readers

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom A

    Did you know that most comics don’t get reviewed in professional journals? How to know what to read (or buy) next? Never fear - the Librarian is Here...errr...I...

    • Language: English

  • A Hero with a Thousand Faces: From Ms. Marvel to Spider-Gwen

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Bartos Forum

    As different iterations of classic superheroes emerge (Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen), what remains consistent is the archetypal and sickle journeys of...

    • Language: English

  • Pop Culture Pride: Cultivating Queerbrarianship at Your Library

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Celeste Auditorium

    The emergence of out and proud librarians, the growth of LGBTQIA+ services, the demand for authentic queer voices across media, and the current political climat...

    • Language: English

  • They Look Like Us! Fandom, Representation, and Diverse Learners in Pop Culture Spaces

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Berger Forum

    The New Media Club at the International High School (and a special guest) are here to share how our different countries, languages, and identities shape our exp...

    • Language: English

  • Science Nerds, Turds and Dead Birds

    October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Trustees Room

    New hands-on digital comics empower kids to solve problems through fun learning experiences. Characters and storyline take center stage, with interactive games ...

    • Language: English

  • Manga in the Classroom: A Guide for the Uninitiated

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom B

    The Japanese tradition of comics is a long and robust one. So many young people gravitate to these complex stories that have amazing characters, engaging storie...

    • Language: English

  • NYCC 2018 Kid Comics Zeitgeist

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Classroom A

    Authors, editors, and educators introduce and explore exciting graphic novel options that came out this year. We explore our favorite comics (and why), and thos...

    • Language: English

  • Hip-Hop, Comics, and Culture

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Berger Forum

    Hip-hop culture emerged through a lexicon of urban folklore, graffiti art, and comics. This panel features comic creators whose work helped define the mythos an...

    • Language: English

  • Beyond Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters: Teaching Pop Culture in the Pre-College and College Classroom

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Trustees Room

    As a panel focusing on various pedagogical uses of popular culture (such as comics, graphic novels, and blockbuster films) in the pre-college and college classr...

    • Language: English

  • Laugh & Learn: Humor in Children's Graphic Novels

    October 04, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, NYPL 476 5th Ave – Celeste Auditorium

    What do you call a graphic novel with no humor? An adult graphic novel! But seriously: humor is key to many treasured children’s comics. In this panel, discover...

    • Language: English

Special thanks to the following organizations:

  • boom
  • Pop-Culture-Classroom
  • Diamond
  • Drawn-and-Quarterly
  • Image
  • Penguin-RH
  • Udon-Manga-Classics
  • GNC-RT
  • Black-Comics-Collective
  • Bklyn-Public-Library
  • NYC-SLS
  • Suffolk-Cooperative

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