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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.

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.

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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...

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