Cass Mabbott

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Areas of Research: 

Critical theory in LIS education and information organizations. Information behavior of children. Youth services in public libraries with emphasis on diverse users. Children's literature. Research methods. Management of public libraries.

Field Exam Area: 

Youth Services


The information behavior of very young children and the support they need in a public library environment

Director of Dissertation Research: 

Lynne McKechnie, University of Western Ontario


MLIS, University of Washington

Courses Taught: 

Children's Literature
Young Adult Literature
Youth Services in Public Libraries
Management of Information Organizations
Instruction for Information Professionals

Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations: 

African American Expression in Print and Digital Culture Conference, Madison, 2014. "Creating Justice in Children’s Literature: Charlemae Rollins’ Quest for Publishing Equity." (paper)

Library Research Seminar VI, Champaign, 2014. "Closing the App Gap: From Plan to Project." (poster)

ASIS&T Conference, Seattle, 2014. "Closing the App Gap: From Plan to Project." (poster)

Library History Seminar XIII, Boston, 2015. "Charlemae Rollins, Children’s Programming at the Hall Branch Library, and the Chicago Black Renaissance." (paper)

ALISE Conference, Boston, 2015. "We Need Diverse Books Campaign and Critical Race Theory." (poster)

iConference, Philadelphia, 2015. "We Need Diverse Books and Critical Theory: A Call to Action." (poster)

IConference, Philadelphia, 2015. Student volunteer.

SHARP Conference, Paris, 2016. "The Language of Illustrations." (presentation)

The Information Behaviour Conference, Zadar, 2016. Doctoral workshop and co-author of "Writing and reading the resuts: the reporting of rigour strategies in information beahviour research as evident in the published proceedings of the biennial ISIC conferences, 1996 - 2014."

Honors and Awards: 

ALA Library History Round Table Travel grant, 2015.

ALISE University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award, 2015.

iConference Volunteer, 2016.

SHARP travel grant, 2016.

Related Topics

Diversity and Social Justice, Education of Information Professionals, Information Literacy, Information Practices and Behaviors, Libraries and Librarianship, Youth Literature, Culture, and Services, social and community informatics, youth services