Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.
Simmons College Continuing Education Class Archive
Robin also taught ongoing continuing education classes for the Simmons College Continuing Education department. Although those classes are no longer being offered, many of the online resources and projects are archived here. The Teen Lit Boot Camp Reading lists are also available here.
Robin has created a variety of presentations over the years for conferences and special events. Here is an archive of her past presentations including resources, slides, and links.
- Fandom and YA Literature
- Massachusetts Teen Summit 2013
- NELA Fandom
- Race and YA Literature
- Simmons College MSLA-SIG Presentation 2015
- Teen Services 2014
- YA Covers and Gender Survey
- YALSA Symposium 2015