Speaker Profile

Justin Hoenke

Email: justinthelibrarian [at] gmail [dot] com


Justin Hoenke is a teen librarian and gaming enthusiast who is the co-founder of 8BitLibrary, one of the premier gaming in schools and libraries blogs. Justin is a member of the 2010 ALA Emerging Leaders class and and a MLIS graduate of the Department of Library Science at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the Teen Librarian at the Portland (ME) Public Library, where he is responsible for teen collection developing and programming as well as overseeing the video game and graphic novel collection for the library system. He’s written articles for Library Journal, VOYA, and is a regular contributor for the blog Tame The Web. He's also currently working on a book for ALA Editions on video game collection development for public libraries. Follow Justin on Twitter at @justinlibrarian and read his gaming in libraries blog over at 8BitLibrary.com