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Monthly Archives: June 2011

We pleased to announced Alaine Martaus as the new division head for the CYA group. We thank Amie for her years of service and are excited to have Alaine on board.

Alaine is a doctoral student in Library and Information Science and an Information in Society Fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where her research interests include issues and theories related to teen-oriented information networks, the intersection of technology and the young adult literature market, and library teen advisory boards. A graduate of the Hollins University graduate program in Children’s Literature and former high school librarian, she also interested in the representation of information networks in adolescent science fiction, issues of gender, power, and identity formation in adolescent fantasy literature, and trends in the reimagining of classic texts for children and young adults.

Congratulations to Donald Morse and his wife for their new book, The Binding Strength of Irish Studies. It’s a real work of love and we’re delighted about this accomplishment!

The Binding Strength of Irish Studies: Festschrift in Honour of Csilla Bertha and Donald E. Morse. Eds. Marianna Gula, Mária Kurdi, and István D. Rácz. Debrecen: Debrecen University Press, 2011.