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CCB Newsletter

March/April 2019


In this Newsletter…

  • News and Updates
  • Calendar
  • Our Affiliates Out and About
  • A New Book We Just Had to Read: The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  • Highlighted Book from Our Wish List: The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktalkes


News and Updates

Student Storytelling Festival: Stories Like Yours

This year, the Storytelling Festival was all about our students! The festival took place on Saturday, March 2nd, from 7:00-9:00 PM at the School of Information Sciences.

In collaboration with Associate Professor and Interim Dean for Academic Affairs Kate McDowell, the Festival brought together the iSchool community for a celebration of student stories. Student storytellers shared with peers and alumni stories of those who have inspired them, experiences that led them to graduate school, and ways that the iSchool has directed their professional goals.

We hope the festival will help you gain a new understanding of the iSchool, as tellers model ways that storytelling can communicate ideas, perspectives, and ambitions. Please view the recording here.

Gryphon Lecture

The CCB hosted Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for the 2019 Gryphon Lecture. Wisniewski is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida and 2018-2020 iSchool Research Fellow. A human-computer interaction researcher whose work lies at the intersection of social computing and privacy, Dr. Wisniewski is particularly interested in the interplay between social media, privacy, and online safety for adolescents.

The 2019 Gryphon Lecture, “Taking a Teen-Centric Approach to Adolescent Online Safety”, was given March 8th and can be viewed here.

Dr. Wisniewski’s Brown Bag, “Research with Adolescents and Online Safety: What Practitioners Need to Know”, took place on March 7th and can be viewed here.


March/April Calendar

March 14, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Room 24 | Brown Bag: “In the Dark Is the Light: The Ancient Roots of Vampire Literature” with Rob Chappell | join us online here

March 18-22, 2019 | CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK

April 26, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Room 24 | Makerspaces and Diversity Brown Bag with Dr. Edna Tan and Dr. Angela Calabrese Barton | join us online here


Our Affiliates Out and About 

Earlier this month, Dr. Kate McDowell directed the Storytelling Festival, along with the CCB, and the iSchool. A full recording of the event can be found here.

Associate Professor Dr. Kyungwon Koh will present at the 2019 AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting, which will be held April 5th – 9th, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Deborah Stevenson will be attending iConference 2019, which will be held March 31st – April 3rd, 2019 in Washington, DC.


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 ( to learn how to subscribe.


Elora’s Review: The Little Guys written and illus. by Vera Brosgol
Reading Level: 2-6 yrs
Pages: [40p]
Publisher and Year: Roaring Brook, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-62672-442-6
Price: $17.99

The Little Guys are acorn-capped creatures that are small, but mighty. Together, they can tackle problems far beyond their size. What could have been an appeal to all “little guys” to work together and promote teamwork, though,  quickly turns into the Little Guys using their powers for evil and bullying all the other creatures in the forest. However, the Little Guys realize the error of their ways after stealing one too many berries, and chaos (and redemption) ensues. With minimal words per page and spare vocabulary, The Little Guys is a great pick for those learning to read on their own, and it could also make a great storytime choice for the preschool crowd. The simply drawn Little Guys are adorable and more than a little silly, but they also present great opportunities to discuss with children the power of a group and how to use that power for good.


Highlighted Book from Our Wish List

Wolkstein, Diane. The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales. Paperback ed. Shocken, 1997. ISBN 978-0-80521-077-4

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


CCB Spring Hours and General Information

Spring 2019 Hours

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

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