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Apr. 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Emily Knox will speak at the upcoming conference, Outlawed: The Naked Truth About Censored Literature for Young People, to be held April 10-12 at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State). The conference, hosted by the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, a department of the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State, explores the role censorship plays in young people’s reading choices.

Knox will deliver a talk titled, "Teenagers Are Not Young Adults: Age, Innocence, and The...

Mar. 27, 2015

GSLIS will offer a Summer Getaway professional development workshop series for school librarians on June 22-24. Workshops will focus on current topics in the field of school librarianship and will offer opportunities to gain hands-on experience using the newest technologies and to connect with like-minded professionals in the field. Participants can register for one, two, or three days. The cost is $60 per day, with breakfast and lunch included. Each workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at GSLIS, 501 E. Daniel Street, with check-in opening at 8:30 a.m. daily.

Monday, June 22...

Mar. 26, 2015

Deborah Stevenson, assistant professor and director of The Center for Children’s Books at GSLIS, will participate in several events in the coming weeks.

On March 30, Stevenson will deliver the 22nd annual Lois Lenski Children’s Literature Lecture at Illinois State University. Her talk will be titled, “The Elephants in the Room: The Challenges of Diversity in Youth Literature.”...

Mar. 13, 2015

quealy-gainer141120-b.jpg?itok=QPgkqefp Disney’s new live-action film of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” opens this weekend. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James (of “Downton Abbey”) as Cinderella, Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, and...

Feb. 27, 2015

Associate Professor Carol Tilley has several speaking engagements scheduled in March, including two on campus at the University of Illinois.

On March 3, Tilley will deliver the opening address of Central Michigan University’s (CMU) ComiConference 3. Her talk is titled, “The Secret History of Comics Readers,” and will be held in the CMU Park Library Auditorium. ComiConference 3 is free and open to the public.
 
Tilley will participate as an invited panelist in a seminar on managing one’s online scholarly presence. Sponsored by the University of Illinois Library’s...

Feb. 24, 2015

rwillettgryphon2.jpg?itok=HZoEc_VE The Center for Children’s Books will host the 2015 Gryphon Lecture on Friday, March 6. Featuring a leading scholar in the field of youth and literature, media, and culture, the annual Gryphon Lecture is free and open...

Feb. 6, 2015

Associate Professor Christine Jenkins and coauthor Michael Cart have written a book they hope will serve as a guide for young adults and for those who support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teenagers, including parents, educators, and librarians. Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens: Coming Out, Being Out, and the Search for Community is now available from Huron Street Press.

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