Curator, Children's Literature Research Collection

113 Andersen Library

Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections . The CLRC, an internationally recognized resource in the field of children’s literature, contain six core collections and several smaller collections. They are the Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature, the Hess Collection of Dime Novels, Story Papers, and Series Books, the Paul Bunyan Collection, the Laura Jane Musser Collection of Oziana materials, and the Illustrated Treasure Island Collection. Lisa previously was the Children's Librarian of the Bank Street College of Education. She was the teacher/librarian for pre-k through 8th grade as well as a teacher of Children's Literature, Storytelling, and Children's Book Publishing 101. Lisa reviews children's books for The New York Times, Shelf Awareness and blogs at EarlyWord: The Librarian/Publisher Connection. She has served as a juror on The New York Times Best Illustrated, the Newbery Committee, The Ezra Jack Keats Award, Trudi Birger Prize (Jerusalem Book Fair) National Book Awards for Young People's Literature and American Library Association's Notable Children's Books.

Workshops taught:

Selecting and Evaluating Children's Literature

Children's Book Publishing 101

Diversity in Children's Literature

Writing Boxes- The Reading/ Writing Connection in the Library

Comics, Comprehension and Literacy

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Selected Presentations & Publications

Hang in There: How to get a library job against all odds

Remember Best Friends