The CCB and the Bulletin has a long commitment to sharing its expertise with the broader community. Between 2008 to 2015, the CCB expanded directions, engaging in a series of outreach efforts in connection with children’s books and literacy. Funded by a generous donation from Illinois alum Bill Stewart and his wife Mary, an outreach graduate assistantship position was established at the CCB. Each of the students who filled this position shaped his/her/their own service portfolio, but their projects on and off campus raised awareness about the Center’s book collection and faculty and students’ areas of research interest. The CCB student assistants supported the campus Youth Literature Festival, ran storytelling events on campus and in Urbana-Champaign, facilitated Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) workshops for educators and librarians, offered bilingual story hours at local public libraries, and collaborated with the local non-profit Tap In Leadership, supporting young adults with literary engagement and project learning.
Snapshots of CCB Outreach and Programming