Our School's leadership in the field of information sciences is reflected in our well-known publications: The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Library Trends, and Research on Diversity in Youth Literature.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, edited by Kate Quealy-Gainer, is one of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians, teachers, and others interested in children's literature. Each year, it reviews nearly one thousand new books for young people from birth to young adulthood, with each review offering an in-depth look at the book's content, reading level, strengths and weaknesses, and possible uses. The journal is published eleven times per year (monthly except for August) for the School by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Back issues (1947 through two years prior to the current issue) are available online through IDEALS.
Library Trends, co-edited by Clara M. Chu and Jaya Raju, is an essential tool for professional librarians and educators alike. Each issue explores critical trends in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the iSchool by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Back issues (1952 through two years prior to the current issue) are available online through IDEALS.
Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (RDYL), a peer-reviewed, online, and open-access journal focused on issues of diversity, equity, social justice, inclusion, and intersectionality in youth literature, culture, and media. It is co-edited by iSchool Associate Professor Sarah Park Dahlen and Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez, associate professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. RDYL published its inaugural issue in 2018. The initial four volumes are available on the St. Catherine University RDYL website; subsequent volumes are hosted on the Illinois IOPN platform. RDYL publishes two issues per year: a guest-edited, themed issue in the summer and a general issue in the winter. Each issue typically includes peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, cover art, and a topical forum.