This year is the 75th anniversary of the iSchool’s Center for Children's Books (CCB). The center's mission is "to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to youth-focused resources, literature, and librarianship." In honor of their milestone, they will be hosting a series of lectures that will feature "iSchool youth services faculty and alumni speaking about the Center's history and activities, with an emphasis on children's literature, storytelling, diversity, and literacy as a public health issue."

These noontime lectures are open to the public; you can register for any or all of them here.

  • February 25th: "CENTERED: The Life and Times of a Book Review Journal," presented by Professor Emerita Betsy Hearne.
  • March 3rd: "Storytelling: From Story Times to Epistemological Information Divides," presented by Associate Professor Kate McDowell (MS '99, PhD '07).
  • March 23rd: "Advocacy and Infographics: Doing the Work for Diversity in Youth Literature and Librarianship," presented by Sarah Park Dahlen (MS '09, PhD '09), associate professor of library and information science at St. Catherine University.
  • April 6th, "Books Build Better Brains: Sharing Books as a Public Health Intervention," presented by Dipesh Navsaria (MS '04), pediatrician and medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin.

You can read about the history of the center on their website

Top image from Facebook event page.