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New CCBC Website with Enhanced Search Features

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, and receives additional support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

As the CCBC is one of our vital partners, DPI is thrilled to share the announcement of their new, greatly enhanced website with our school and public library colleagues. In addition to overall robust site search capability, the new CCBC website includes valuable tools:

  • CCBC Recommended Book Search: Provides information about books recommended by the CCBC, searchable by author, title, subject and keyword, as well as focusing results by diversity content (heritage, disability, LGBTQ, religion) and general content subject headings.
  • CCBC Diversity Statistics Book Search: Includes information about all books received by the CCBC since 2018, including diversity content aligning to the annual, nationally recognized CCBC Diversity Statistics.
  • CCBC Booklists: Features new and revised thematic lists curated from CCBC recommended titles.

Screenshot of diversity book searchSupporting the creation of inclusive libraries and classrooms with authentic, engaging literature has never been more critical. Both book search resources can help Wisconsin librarians and teachers in these efforts. Additionally, the CCBC strives to model inclusiveness on every booklist they create.

Database development for the two book searches on the site was made possible with the support of DPI through Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

We hope you will take a look at the new CCBC website and start a search today!

Written by Monica Treptow and Tessa Michaelson Schmidt (DPI Library Team), with details provided by Megan Schliesman (CCBC)

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For questions about this information, contact Tessa Michaelson Schmidt (608) 267-5077, Monica Treptow (608) 575-6065