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CCB Newsletter

September/October 2018

In this Newsletter…


News and Updates

The CCB is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Dr. Kyungwon Koh, who has joined the faculty this fall. Koh comes to us from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, where she was an associate professor; she earned her MS and PhD in library and information studies from Florida State University and BS in library and information science from Yonsei University in South Korea. Koh’s areas of expertise include digital youth, the maker movement, learning and community engagement through libraries, human information behavior, and competencies for information professionals. Koh has received several research grants and awards, including a 2016 IMLS National Leadership Grant; 2016 ALA Midwinter YALSA Paper Presentation Winner; 2014 IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Program Early Career Development Grant. Her work has been published in leading journals in library and information science, such as JASIS&T, LISR, Information Research, JRLYA, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, and Library Trends. She is currently a co-chair of the ALISE Youth Services SIG.

The CCB will have a table at the upcoming iSchool Research Showcase on Wednesday, October 31. Mark your calendars and stop by Illini Union, Ballrooms A and B 1401 West Green Street, Urbana to learn more about our continuing App Authors project and ongoing research opportunities at the CCB. 


September/October Calendar 

Monday, September 3rd: The CCB will be closed for Labor Day.

Thursday, September 13th: CCB Open House 4:00-5:00 pm.

Monday, September 17th: iSchool Preview Galley Giveaway 11:00-6:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 18th: Public Galley Giveaway 12:00-5:00 pm.


Our Affiliates Out and About

Dr. Kate McDowell presented an ALISE Data Storytelling Webinar August 17th titled “Data Storytelling: Narrative Strategies and Structures.”

Kate McDowell also traveled to Denmark August 20th-August 31st for a Participatory Information Technology conference, where she interviewed participants about their data storytelling practices and experiences.

McDowell will serve as a member of the core team on accreditation, with the External Review Panel visit to the iSchool from the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association from September 16th- September 18th.

McDowell has accepted a two-year term on the faculty advisory committee for IPRH, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

McDowell has been invited to serve as a judge for the Research Live! Competition, sponsored by the Graduate College, for the final presentation on October 23rd.

McDowell has been nominated and named to the Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership initiative, the Academic Leadership Program, and will be attending three seminars and multiple meetings as a faculty member in preparation to take on future leadership roles. She will attend the first of three retreats on October 11th-14th at the University of Minnesota.


New Bibliography on the CCB Website

Sea Creatures and Seafaring: A Storytelling Bibliography
Selected and annotated by Fiona Hartley-Kroeger, CCB Volunteer and BCCB reviewer


Highlighted Book from Our Wish List

Handler, Daniel. Girls Standing on Lawns; illus. by Maira Kalman. Abrams, 2014. ISBN 9780870709081.

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


CCB Fall Hours and General Information

Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday: 12pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm

The CCB will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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