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CCB Newsletter

November/December 2016

In this Newsletter…

  • News and Updates
  • Calendar
  • New Bibliography on the CCB Website: “O put me in thy books”: A Shakespeare Bibliography by Fiona Hartley-Kroeger
  • Our Affiliates Out and About
  • New Books We Just Had to Read: Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy and Every Hidden Thing
  • Highlighted Book from Our Wish List: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow



November/December Calendar

Thursday, November 10: App Authors Brown Bag at 12pm in the CCB

Monday, November 21-Friday, November 25: CCB Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 13-Thursday, December 15: CCB Interim Hours (T: 10am-3pm, W: 2pm-7pm, R: 10am-3pm)

Friday, December 16- Monday, January 9: CCB Closed for Winter Break


New Bibliography on the CCB Website

“O put me in thy books!”: A Shakespeare Biblography

Created by Fiona Hartley-Kroeger, CCB volunteer


Our Affiliates Out and About 

Ann Ohms, K-12 Program Coordinator, Karla Lucht, Graduate Studies Advisor, and former K-12 Program Coordinator, Georgeann Burch will represent the iSchool at the Fall 2016 ISLMA Annual Conference scheduled for November 3-5th at Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Stop by and chat at the iSchool’s exhibit booth #403. Acquire the latest updates about the CCB’s App Authors ongoing grant project and learn about the newly approved Technology Specialist endorsement coursework offered at the iSchool.  Attend the iSchool Social Gathering on Friday, November 4th from 5:30-6:30 p.m in North Pavilion 6 to reconnect with iSchool friends, mingle with other talented librarians, and be eligible to win the newest swag, including new CCB t-shirts, bags, and a subscription to The Bulletin!  Take the opportunity to meet our new K-12 program coordinator, Ann Ohms, and congratulate Georgeann Burch, former program coordinator, as the recipient of the 2016 ISLMA Polestar award!


Associate Professor Kate McDowell will be giving two storytelling workshops this month. One will be for the College of Engineering through their Collins Scholars program, which is a series of lunchtime workshops for new faculty on 11/11, and the other will be for the local Association of Fundraising Professionals on 11/18.



New Books We Just Had to Read

Every month, the CCB and BCCB Graduate Assistants highlight books reviewed in the most recent issue of the Bulletin that we were excited to read. These decisions are based on personal preference, but all books listed are Recommended by the Bulletin. For complete reviews, visit the Bulletin website ( learn how to subscribe.


Lauren’s Review: Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy by Doug Savage

Reading Level: Gr. 2-6

Pages: [144p]

Publisher and Year: Andrews McMeel, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-4494-7094-4

Price: $9.99


Zzzt! Enter Laser Moose, an alarmist, alien-phobic moose who shoots powerful red lasers from his eyes. Whether it’s the dark of night or smack dab in the middle of a sunshiny day, Laser Moose can find the “seedy underbelly” in any situation. Thankfully, his partner in crime Rabbit Boy is always ready to greet their next big adventure. In this story told in three distinct episodes, this moose-rabbit duo takes on aliens, hybrid robo-animals, and even a toxic waste–infected bear. Savage doesn’t bother to explain the how, why, or when of any of these stories; the fact that Laser Moose can slice through anything with his vision is just as plausible as the existence of the aqua-bee-bear. In a similar vein to the Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, this graphic novel feels like a classic cartoon with modern whimsy. Clever nuggets of humor will satisfy older readers, while the neatly drawn art and straightforward text will work well for younger audiences. As an added bonus, the “More to Explore” end matter shares a bit about the science behind lasers and suggests avenues for further laser fun.


Hannah’s review: Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Reading Level: Gr. 9-12

Pages: 361

Publisher and Year: Simon, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-4814-6416-1

Price: $17.99

Dinosaurs, espionage, and romance—what more could a reader ask for? Every Hidden Thing is set in the nineteenth century, when paleontology was an emerging field occupied by both amateurs and academics. Rachel’s father is a staunch academic type while Sam’s father is a fiery-tempered amateur. Just like their fathers, Rachel and Sam are very different: Rachel is cool, calculated, and without a romantic bone in her body, and Sam is hot tempered, rash, and intense. Despite their differences and their fathers’ attempts to pit them against each other, Rachel and Sam quickly form a relationship. Told from both Rachel’s and Sam’s perspectives, the story gives the reader a clear view of both characters. The story is mainly set in desolate Badlands, which is just being settled by American pioneers, and where dinosaur digs result in clashes with the local Native Americans. The story has romance enough for fans of love stories but action (and dinosaur bones) enough for those interested in the history.




Highlighted Book from Our Wish List


Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park. St. Martin’s Griffin,2013. ISBN 978125006475.

For more book selections or to order this one, visit the CCB’s Amazon Wish List.



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Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wednesday 2pm-7pm

Thursday 9am-1pm; 4pm-7pm

Friday 10am-5pm


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