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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...

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...

Jun. 12, 2014

The International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults will feature an invited talk by Kate McDowell, GSLIS interim assistant dean for student affairs and associate professor. Hosted by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the symposium will be held June 19-20 in Seoul, South Korea.

The theme of the symposium will be “Reading Towards a Broader World!” Presentations will address ways of engaging children and young adults in reading, cooperation between public and school...

Jun. 10, 2014

Deborah Stevenson, director of the Center for Children’s Books (CCB), will chair a panel and deliver a presentation at the 41st Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference, held on June 18-21 in Columbia, South Carolina. Stevenson is editor of The Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, one of the nation’s leading children’s book review journals for school and public librarians.

The theme of the conference is “Diverging Diversities: Plurality in Children’s & Young Adult Literature Then and Now...


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