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Jan. 26, 2015

skateboardparty.jpg?itok=2j5AF3FL Skateboard Party, written by Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman, and published by Clarion Books, is the winner of the 2015 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature.

The Gryphon Award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is given annually by...

Jan. 5, 2015

The staff at The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) has announced the 2014 Blue Ribbons, their choices for the best of children’s and young adult literature for the year. Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by BCCB reviewers and represent what they believe to be outstanding examples of fiction, nonfiction, and picture books for youth.


Dec. 3, 2014

Since August of 2011, the Mix IT Up! project has engaged GSLIS students and community organizations to work together on issues related to youth advocacy and information technology. The IMLS-funded program is wrapping up at the end of the fall semester, so we sat down with Principal Investigator Rae Montague (MS '00, PhD '06) and Project Coordinator Joe Coyle (MS '11) to reflect on its impact in the community and the future of the important collaborations that came out of it.

Based on a combination of youth services librarianship and community informatics, Mix IT Up! was...

Oct. 29, 2014

Two GSLIS faculty members and two alumni will present at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) on November 6-9 in Toronto. The theme of the 2014 meeting is “Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past.”

Associate Professor Christine Jenkins will chair a session on November 8 titled, “Unequal Access: Censorship and Library Services to Youth,” in which she, Assistant Professor Emily Knox (MS ’03), and GSLIS alumni Loretta Gaffney (MS ’98, CAS ’00, PhD ’12) and Melanie Kimball (MS ’...

Oct. 21, 2014

GSLIS and the Center for Children’s Books (CCB) will be well represented at the Illinois School Library Media Association Conference (ISLMA), held from November 6 - 8 at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL.

Deborah Stevenson, director of the Center for Children's Books and editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, and Kate Quealy-Gainer, assistant editor of the Bulletin, will be discussing the various resources the CCB and BCCB have to offer, along with the CCB's recent research projects. Adjunct...

Jul. 8, 2014

salvationarmy20110726_0304_med.jpegIn late June, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy that asks pediatricians to strongly encourage parents to read to their children daily, especially in the first three years of a child’s life. GSLIS alum and pediatrician Dr. Dipesh Navsaria (MS...


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