University of Illinois

Carol Tilley

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Associate Professor

PhD, Information Science, Indiana

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Areas of Research

History of youth services librarianship, children's print culture, information inquiry and instruction in school libraries, information seeking and use, and media literacy.

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Faculty Affiliate, The Center for Writing Studies


Carol Tilley teaches courses in comics reader’s advisory, media literacy, and youth services librarianship. Part of her scholarship focuses on the intersection of young people, comics, and libraries, particularly in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. Her research has been published in journals including the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Information & Culture: A Journal of History, and Children’s Literature in Education. Her research on anti-comics advocate Fredric Wertham was featured in the New York Times and other media outlets.

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