The Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the School of Information Sciences is a crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused resources, literature, and librarianship

We Are Hiring!

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks an Assistant Director, Center for Children’s Books (CCB) to work with the Director of the Center and the Editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books to develop and implement strategies to retain and grow the CCB’s reputation as a national leader in youth librarianship, children’s materials, and the Youth-Information-Technology triad.
To view the full job posting, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/ccbasstdirector.
Appointment Information:
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 3/14/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information:

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on 3/1/2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Sara Schwebel. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

Featured Events

The Center for Children’s Books Annual Book Sale will feature hundreds of new children’s books for youth ages birth through high school. The titles available represent the full spectrum of children’s publishing in fiction and nonfiction: board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, novels, activity books and kits, nonfiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more. 

The Book Sale will take place in the 1st floor lobby at 614 E. Daniel Street on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 12-6pm. For the very best selection, you will want to attend the Pre-Sale on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 12-6pm.

Visit our Calendar of Events page for more details.

A Book Club with Ms. Campbell and Dr. Dahlen (#ABCCD) is a virtual, monthly book discussion group hosted by Ms. Edith Campbell and Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen.

Upcoming: Spring ABCCD dates

Visit our Calendar of Events page for more details.

On-Going Projects

Join Youth Services faculty and the Center for Children’s Books weekly Writing Hours. More information

The CCB publishes the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, a children’s book review journal founded in 1945.

Expected launch: Fall 2022.

NPS Books to Parks site for The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963,  built in collaboration with the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Mailing Address

Center for Children’s Books
School of Information Sciences
501 E. Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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