Before becoming involved in the education of library and information science professionals, I worked as high school librarian and had supervisory duties at the elementary school level as well. For three years as an adjunct faculty and seven years as a lecturer, I taught graduate courses for the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, where I also provided support to distance learning students enrolled in its programs around the state. Although my teaching responsibilities focused on youth services librarianship, I also taught core courses such as Information Sources and Services and developed a popular class on grant writing. Since 2007, I have been on the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, where my research, teaching, and service is situated primarily in youth services librarianship.
I earned my MLS from Indiana University in 1993 and my PhD in Information Science, also from Indiana University, in 2007. My dissertation was titled, "Of Nightingales and Supermen: How Youth Services Librarians Responded to Comics Between the Years 1938 and 1955."
At Illinois, I am affiliated with the Center for Children's Books, the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, the Community Informatics Initiative, and the Center for Writing Studies. I also serve as co-editor of School Library Research, the online peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of School Librarians.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Our guest today: Carol Tilley