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Jane Claes

Jane Claes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of School Library and Information Science,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3537
Office: B1321.09

Areas of Expertise

  • Children’s Literature
  • School Libraries
  • History of Children’s Literature & Publishing


  • Coauthor with Janet Hilbun.  Coast to coast: Exploring state book awards. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited. (2010)
  • Picture books that paved the way: The touchstone works edited by May Massee. The International Journal of the Book, 16(6). 97-104. (2009)
  • Presented with Dr. Janet Hilbun (August 2012) A Window to the World: Book Awards for Children’s & Young Adult Literature.  International Board of Books for Young People, International Congress, London, England.
  • Presented with Dr. Janet Hilbun. (October 2011). A Window to the World: Books Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and What They Tell Us about Young People, Reading Interests, and National Identity in a Global Society. International Board of Books for Young People United States Congress, Fresno, California

Research Projects

Principal Investigator for IMLS Grant: School Librarian: Early LINK to Literacy and Learning