Carol Tilley

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Associate Professor

PhD, Information Science, Indiana

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(217) 265-8105
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Office Hours

By appointment only. Tilley is on sabbatical during Fall 2015.

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.

Other Professional Appointments

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 Association 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.

Teaching this Semester

Completed Research Projects

Related Topics

History, Economics, and Policy, Librarianship, Youth Services, children's books, inquiry-based learning, media literacy, school librarianship, youth services librarianship, comics, children's print culture, children's media culture, information discovery and access