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CCB Newsletter

November/December 2019

In this Newsletter…

  • News and Updates
  • Calendar
  • Our Affiliates Out and About
  • New Bibliography: CCB/BCCB Favorites of 2019
  • Highlighted Book from Our Wish List

 

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News and Updates

Farewell to the CCB Newsletter!

This edition of the CCB Newsletter will be the last one distributed, as we are fully embracing new technologies. Thanks to our loyal subscribers! You can continue to get regular updates in your inbox from our listserv. If you would like to be added to the CCB Listserv, please send your name and email address to ccb@illinois.edu.

 

Additionally, you can access updates in all these places:
CCB Website: https://ccb.ischool.illinois.edu/
CCB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ischoolccb
CCB Twitter: https://twitter.com/iSchoolCCB
CCB Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CenterforChildrensBooks/

 

Upcoming Brown Bags

On Friday, November 8, author Kyle Lukoff will be giving a presentation entitled, “What is Balance? On Collection Development, #OwnVoices, and Censorship.” Lukoff is the author of When Aidan Became a Brother and A Storytelling of Ravens, and he is a school librarian. Bring your lunch and plenty of questions! The talk will take place from noon until 1PM in the CCB (iSchool Rm 24). If you are not able to attend in person, join us online at: http://bit.ly/2EWJ1LL

 

On Thursday, December 5, CCB Director Sara L. Schwebel will be giving a presentation entitled, “Children's Books, National Parks, and Public Humanities.” She will share her work with the Channel Islands National Park to create multimedia digital resources centered on Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and the historical people and places it fictionalizes. Parts of this project can be viewed here. She will also discuss plans for future pairings of children’s books, digital humanities resources, and National Parks. The talk will take place from noon until 1PM in the CCB (iSchool Rm 24). If you are not able to attend in person, join us online at: http://bit.ly/2EWJ1LL

 

The 19th Annual Book Sale
Mark your calendars! The 19th Annual Book Sale will take place at the Center for Children’s Books between February 17-19 with the Pre-Sale on February 16. Advance reservation is required for the Pre-Sale and is available between January 27 and February 10. Tickets are $20. Admission to the Book Sale is free between February 17-19. More information will be released as the event approaches. Be sure to check our website and social media, and join our listserv for regular updates!

 

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November/December Calendar

Friday, November 8: Brown Bag: “What is Balance? On Collection Development, #OwnVoices, and Censorship”, featuring author and school librarian, Kyle Lukoff. This event will take place at noon in the CCB (Rm. 24).

Thursday, December 5: Brown Bag: “Children's Books, National Parks, and Public Humanities”, featuring CCB Director, Sara L. Schwebel. This event will take place at noon in the CCB (Rm. 24).

Thanksgiving Break: The CCB will be closed from Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29. We re-open Monday, December 2 at 10:00 AM.

Winter Break: The CCB will be closed from Wednesday, December 18 through Monday, January 20. We re-open on Tuesday, January 21. Please check our website and listserv for updated Spring 2020 hours.

 

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Our Affiliates Out and About

CCB Director, Sara L. Schwebel will be giving a presentation at the Digital Humanities Initiative Conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago on April 29-30, 2020. More information about the conference is available here.

 

Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Kate McDowell authored a chapter in the book, Transforming Young Adult Services, Second edition, published by ALA and available here.  McDowell’s chapter, is “Hidden in Plain Sight: Storytelling Epistemology and Envisioning Young Adults,” explores how librarians and researchers can enrich their thinking about young adults via storytelling. You can read more about McDowell’s work here.

 

PhD student Lo Lee presented at the Connected Learning Summit 2019 “Fostering Information Literacy through Autonomy and Guidance in the Inquiry and Maker Learning Environments,” a study which she co-authored with Associate Professor Kyungwon Koh. The study detailed the information practices of high school students and how educators respond to those practices in the context of maker environments. You can read more about Lee and Koh’s study here and here.

 

BCCB Reviewer Kiri Palm organized a storytelling event for iSchool students and community on Monday, October 14 entitled, Scary Stories to Tell in the iSchool, filled with thrills and chills. Four tellers wowed an enthusiastic audience of more than twenty. Congrats to Kiri for organizing a successful spooky event!

 

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New Bibliography on the CCB Website

CCB/BCCB Graduate Assistant Favorites of 2019. Selected by CCB Graduate Assistants Elora Agsten and Anna Elizabeth Mitchell and BCCB Graduate Assistant Adam McConville.

 

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Highlighted Book from Our Wish List

Young, Ed. Mighty Moby. Hardcover. Little, Brown Books. 2017. ISBN: 978-0316299367

For more book selections or to donate this one to the CCB, please visit the CCB Amazon Wishlist.

 

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CCB Fall Hours and General Information

Monday: 10AM-3PM

Tuesday: 10AM-6PM

Wednesday: 2PM-6PM

Thursday: 9AM-6PM

Friday: 9AM-2PM

 

For more information about the CCB and our collection, please visit the About Us page on our website.