Casey H. Rawson

Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Manning Hall
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Faculty Expertise:

Teacher-librarian collaboration in STEM content areas, LIS education, and equity and inclusion in youth services librarianship

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BS, Duke University
MAT, University of Louisville
MS (Library Science), UNC School of Information and Library Science
PhD (Information and Library Science), UNC School of Information and Library Science

Casey Rawson has been a postdoctoral research associate at SILS, working on Project READY, an IMLS-funded program to create professional development materials for school librarians and their collaborative partners focused on racial equity and culturally sustaining pedagogy. She has also been an adjunct instructor at SILS and at Old Dominion University, teaching online and face-to-face courses in research methods, youth and technology, and instruction and pedagogy for school and public librarians. Before coming to SILS for the Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) program, she taught middle school science in North Carolina and Kentucky, and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Louisville. She earned her MSLS from SILS in 2011 and completed her PhD at SILS in 2016.

Awards and Recognition:
Recipient of the 2016-2017 Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Co-recipient of a 2013 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award Honor Citation, along with Sandra Hughes-Hassell, for the article "Rethinking the texts we use in literacy instruction with adolescent African American males"
Recipient of the 2012 YALSA Writing Award for outstanding writing in the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
Recipient of a five-year UNC Chapel Hill Royster Fellowship, beginning in Fall 2011
Winner of the Fall 2010 SILS Elfreda Chatman Research Award

Selected Publications:
Hughes-Hassell, S., Bracy, P., & Rawson, C. H. (2016). Libraries, literacy, and African American youth: Research & practice. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Rawson, C. H. (2016). In search of synergy for science: A collaborative lesson plan assignment for preservice elementary school teachers and preservice school librarians (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations &Theses. (10119809)
Rawson, C. H., & Hughes-Hassell, S. (2015). Research by design: The promise of designbased research for school library research. School Libraries Worldwide, 21(2), 11-25.
Rawson, C. H., Anderson, J., & Hughes-Hassell, S. (2015). Preparing pre-service school librarians for science-focused collaboration with pre-service elementary teachers: The design and impact of a cross-class assignment. School Library Research, 18.

Selected Presentations and Workshops:
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Annual Conference 2017, Phoenix, AZ. Co-led with Kimberly Hirsh a workshop titled Transforming Your Lessons for Equity.
World View Symposium, 2017, Chapel Hill, NC.  Co-led with Kimberly Hirsh a workshop titled #OwnVoices Literature in the Classroom.
Wake County Public School Systems Convergence Symposium, 2016, Raleigh, NC. Co-presented two sessions with Sandra Hughes-Hassell at this symposium for instructional technology and school library media staff in WCPSS. Sessions focused
on racial equity and our upcoming professional development work in the county.
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference 2016, Boston, MA.  Presented a research poster highlighting selected results of my dissertation research at the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition.

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