Jillian Rudes

Jillian Rudes (she/her) is the school librarian at a grade 6–12 public school in New York City. She is the Japanese culture and manga librarian for the New York City Department of Education, as well as the founder of Manga in Libraries, a company which provides readers’ advisory lists and hosts webinars, panels, and workshops. She received the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award in 2020 and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Scholastic Library Publishing Award in 2022. She was also deemed the “Manga Maven” by Library Journal and was selected as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2022. Jillian has presented on manga at New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, ALA’s Annual Conference, the International Association of School Librarianship’s Annual Conference, and more. You can find a ton of resources on her website at MangaInLibraries.com and can follow her on Twitter @JRlibrarian. You can also follow updates at #ReadManga.

book cover for Manga in Libraries: A Guide for Teen Librarians
Manga in Libraries: A Guide for Teen Librarians