Editorial Staff



02 Editor, Features

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Mariela Siegert is a high school librarian who thinks she has more than 24 hours in a day. She loves to read Children and YA books, but she has a soft spot in her heart for different formats such as audiobooks, comics, and graphic novels. When she is not trying to convince kids to read, […]

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03 Features Editor and Coordinator

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Martha Boksenbaum is Youth Services Librarian for the William Hall Library of the Cranston Public Library. She purchases graphic novels, comics and anime for children and teens, and runs a manga and anime club for teens. She has served on ALA’s Graphic Novels and Comics Roundtable (GNCRT) Conference Committee and is currently a Member-at-Large for […]

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02 Social Media

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Thomas is a teen services librarian at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina. While studying for his MLIS at the University of South Carolina, he won an award from Thomas Cooper Library for his curation of the works of “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka. He has spoken about manga, graphic novels, teen programming, and podcasting at […]

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02 Content Editor

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Renata Sancken is the teen/reference librarian at Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA. Her favorite parts of the job are collection development and getting members of Teen Anime Club to explain the plots of different animes to her. She has her MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a member of ALA […]

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02 Copy Editor

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Marcela Peres is the Director at Lewiston Public Library in Maine. She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a member of the Organizing Committee for the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table, and is currently serving on […]

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02 Content Editor

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Kacy Helwick loves her day job where she gets to buy all the books and AV for kids and teens as the Youth Collection Development Librarian at the New Orleans Public Library. She received her MLIS from LSU, and is an active member of ALA’s ALSC & YALSA Divisions and the Graphic Novel & Comics […]

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01 Reviews Editor

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Eva Volin is Supervising Children’s Librarian for the Alameda (CA) Free Library. She cowrote “Good Comics for Kids: Collecting Graphic Novels for Young Readers” for Children & Libraries and is a contributor to the forthcoming ALSC Popular Picks for Young Readers. She has served as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and […]

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01 Editor-in-Chief

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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 […]

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01 Editor-at-Large

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Amanda Jacobs Foust is a librarian with Douglas County Libraries. She has been presenting, writing and talking about comics in libraries for over a decade and also produced and co-hosted the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast with Jack Baur of the Berkeley Public Library.  In addition to her comics work, Amanda has extensive experience […]

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