PhD, Information Science, Indiana
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History of youth services librarianship, children's print culture, information inquiry and instruction in school libraries, information seeking and use, and media literacy.
Other Professional AppointmentsFaculty Affiliate, The Center for Writing Studies
Faculty Affiliate, Gender and Women's Studies
Carol Tilley teaches courses in comics reader’s advisory, media literacy, and youth services librarianship. Part of her scholarship focuses on the intersection of young people, comics, and libraries, particularly in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. Her research has been published in journals including the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Information & Culture: A Journal of History, and Children’s Literature in Education. Her research on anti-comics advocate Fredric Wertham has been featured in The New York Times and other media outlets.
TEACHING THIS SEMESTERMedia Literacy for Youth (IS515A)
Comics: Advising Readers (IS590CRO)
This project expands Tilley’s investigation of comics from the perspective of readers, a much-neglected group in both contemporary and historical research. Comics readership among young people peaked in the mid-twentieth century with levels reaching near 100%, yet there has been little scholarly investigation of this phenomenon.
Completed Research Projects
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Sep. 7, 2017
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Mar. 16, 2017