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Highlights for Children Archiv



Event Type(s): Literary, Lecture / Workshop
Organization: The Aldus Society
Description: The Aldus Society, presents on October 12, 2017: Deidra Herring, Associate Professor and Subject Specialist for Education, Collections, Instruction, & Public Services at the Ohio State University Libraries, who will talk about The Highlights for Children Archive at The Ohio State University Library.

Founded in 1946 in Columbus, Ohio, Highlights for Children has been one of the nation's most successful children's literature publishing ventures and continues to thrive today. Over 70 years of the magazine's archives are housed in the Rare Books and Manuscript Library at Ohio State University and is a primary research resource for the study of children's literature, cultural literacy, primary education and cognitive development.

Herring received her Masters of Library Science at the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Education from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She has been at OSU Libraries since 2005. She has presented and published widely in the area of outreach and library user instruction. In 2016 Herring was the principal curator for the exhibition Fun With a Purpose: Highlights and its Contribution to Childhood Education, an interactive exhibition that took a closer look at why young readers and adults continue to love Highlights magazine. The exhibition was initiated and installed to coordinate with the 2016 annual conference of the Children's Literature Association.

The Aldus Society is an organization for people who appreciate the many facets of text and image through various media, but principally the book, past, present and future. Aldus provides a wide variety of programs and activities on book collecting, the history of printing, publishing, and book selling, book illustration, book design, book bindings, paper making, typography,
calligraphy, and libraries (

Pre-program socializing begins at 7:00 p.m. and allows members and guests time to discuss their latest bibliophilic adventures. The evening’s program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind State Auto building (518 E. Broad) on west side of N. 11th St. (alley behind Thurber House)

For more information, please contact the Publicity Chairman, Leah Kalasky at 614-390-6080 or
Address: Thurber House
91 Jefferson Ave
Columbus, OH 43220
Contact Name: Leah Kalasky
Contact Phone: 614-390-6080
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Date: Thursday, 10/12/2017
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
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