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Research Interests

History of youth services librarianship, children's print culture, information inquiry and instruction in school libraries, information seeking and use, media literacy, history of comics, comics readership


comics reader’s advisory, media literacy, and youth services librarianship.


Education/Academic qualification

Information Science, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Library Science, MLS, Indiana University SLIS


  • Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
  • comics
  • graphic novels
  • youth services librarianship
  • print culture
  • youth literature
  • readers and reading
  • history of comics

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Research Output 2007 2018

A regressive formula of perversity: Wertham and the women of comics

Tilley, C. L., Apr 19 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Lesbian Studies. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

twentieth century

By Sappho’s Stylus! Reading Wonder Woman with Wertham

Tilley, C. L., Nov 2 2018, In : Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. 9, 6, p. 555-565 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Hygiene

Everyday documentation of arts and humanities collections

Graf, A., Fulton, C., Jackson, A., LaBarre, K. A., Walsh, J., Tilley, C. L., Lucky, S. & Gorichanaz, T., Jan 1 2018, In : Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 55, 1, p. 680-683 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Of cornopleezeepi and party poopers: A brief history of physicians in comics

Tilley, C., Feb 2018, In : AMA Journal of Ethics. 20, 2, p. 188-194 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Medical Ethics

The secret life of comics: Socializing and seriality

Tilley, C. L. & Bahnmaier, S., May 31 2018, In : Serials Librarian. 74, 1-4, p. 54-64 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cultural heritage

Activities 2008 2018

Department of Humanities' 2016 Hershey Lectureship in the History of Medicine

Carol L Tilley (Speaker)
May 6 2016

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (Journal)

Carol L Tilley (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesPublication peer-review

School Library Research (Journal)

Carol L Tilley (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Comics Studies Society (External organization)

Carol L Tilley (Chair)
May 2018May 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Director of External Relations

Carol L Tilley (Member)
Jan 2014Jan 2017

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups


Carol Tilley: Comic Book Crusader

Carol L Tilley


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment