Katie Campana focuses her research on understanding the learning that is occurring for children and youth in informal learning environments and the role that the environment plays in that learning. She teaches in the area of youth services librarianship. She is currently finishing her doctorate at the University of Washington Information School. Prior to joining Kent State, she taught courses at the University of Washington iSchool and managed Project VIEWS2, an IMLS grant that worked to establish the early literacy impact of public library storytimes. She also has a background in corporate and school libraries.
Ph.D., University of Washington Information School
Youth Services Librarianship, Corporate Libraries, School Libraries
Campana, K. and Dresang, E. T. (2011), Bridging the early literacy gulf. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 48: 1-10. doi:10.1002/meet.2011.14504801134
"Early Literacy in Library Storytimes: A Study of Measures of Effectiveness," Kathleen Campana, J. Elizabeth Mills, et. Al, The Library Quarterly 2016 86:4, 369-388. https://doi.org/10.1086/688028
Early Literacy in Library Storytimes, Part 2: A Quasi-Experimental Study and Intervention with Children’s Storytime Providers J. Elizabeth Mills, Kathleen Campana, et. al, The Library Quarterly 2018 88:2, 160-176, https://doi.org/10.1086/696581
Campana, K., Mills, J. E., & Hildreth, S. (2019). Create, innovate, and serve: a radical approach to children's and youth programming. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman.