About Ashley Hawkins

Ashley Hawkins is a school librarian with collection development expertise. A school librarian at the Tilden Campus in East Flatbush and adjunct professor for Queens College, she has written for multiple publications. She is a reviewer for Booklist and a Knowledge Quest blogger, as well as writing for her own blog, Manga Librarian. Hawkins has presented at multiple conferences, including ALA, and has been a guest on multiple podcasts. Her work’s main goal is to ensure that every student has access to books they love, particularly manga, light novels, and manhwa, and to help librarians who need support in developing those collections to make decisions that maximize access. Ashley Hawkins is the Secretary for the NYCSLA Board and the NYLA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair.

If you are interested in a more formal critique of Japanese culture, you can read her article on Japanese death culture in relation to horror for CineNation.

If you have a question for Ashley about collection development or consultation, you may reach out to her at ashleyreneehawkins@gmail.com.

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