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Doctoral Dissertation

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 Global. (10119809)


Refereed Journal Articles

Baron, J.S., Specht, A., Garnier, E., Bishop, P., Campbell, C.A., Davis, F.W., Fady, B., Field, D., Gross, L.J., Guru, S.M., Halpern, B.S., Hampton, S.E., Leavitt, P.R., Meagher, T.R., Ometto, J., Parker, J.N., Price, R., Rawson, C.H., Rodrigo, A., Sheble, L.A., & Winter, L. (2017). Synthesis centers as critical research infrastructure. BioScience, 67(8), 750–759.

Rawson, C. H., & Hughes-Hassell, S. (2015). Research by design: The promise of design-based 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.

Rawson, C. H. (2014). Every flower in the garden: Collaboration between school librarians and science teachers. School Libraries Worldwide, 20(1), 20-28.

Rawson, C. H., & McCool, M. (2014). Just like all the other humans? Images of scientists in children’s trade books. School Science and Mathematics, 114(1), 10-14.

Rawson, C. H., & Hughes Hassell, S. (2012). Rethinking the texts we use in literacy instruction with adolescent African American males. The ALAN Review, 39(3), 21-28.

Hughes Hassell, S., Rawson, C. H., McCracken, L., Leonard, M. G., Cunningham, H., Vance, K. J., & Boone, J. (2012). Librarians form a bridge of books to advance literacy. Phi Delta Kappan, 93(5), 17-22.

Rawson, C. (2011). Are all lists created equal? Diversity in award-winning and bestselling young adult fiction. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 1(3).


Books and Book Chapters

Rawson, C. H. (Ed.) (2018). Instruction and pedagogy for youth in public libraries. Available online at

Hughes-Hassell, S., Bracy, P., & Rawson, C. H. (2016). Libraries, literacy, and African American youth: Research & practice. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Rawson, C. (2014). Are all lists created equal? In Booth, H. & Jensen, K. (Eds.), The whole library handbook: Teen services, pp. 97-104. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.



Hughes-Hassell, S., & Rawson, C.H. (2014). It’s time to act: Let’s focus on the well-being of African-American male youth. American Libraries, 45(1/2), 72.

Hughes-Hassell, S., & Rawson, C.H. (2013, December). From talk to action: Supporting the literacy development of African-American male youth. SRRT Newsletter, 185. Retrieved from

Hughes-Hassell, S., Kumasi, K., Rawson, C.H., & Hitson, A. (2012). Building a bridge to literacy for African American male youth: A call to action for the library community [White paper]. Retrieved from

Hughes Hassell, S. & Rawson, C.H. (2011). Closing the Literacy Gap for African American Males. School Library Monthly, 28(3), 15-17.

Boone, J., Rawson, C., & Vance, K. (2010). Getting it right: Building a bridge to literacy for adolescent African American males. School Library Monthly, 27(2), 34-37.