Caroline Ward Romans '68 has had a long career as a public librarian, children's & youth literature consultant, and professor of children's literature. Beyond that, she is active in the world of children's literature, serving on the selection committee for awards like the Caldecott and Newbery Medals. She has built a vast personal collection of children's and youth literature, a selection of which now makes up the Caroline Ward Romans '68 Children's Literature Collection at Jennings Library.
This collection - about 500 titles - is shelved as part of the children's and young adult collections at Jennings Library, centered in the Curriculum Lab. The Caroline Ward Romans Collection features classic children's books, recent releases, award winners, fiction, nonfiction, fairy tales, and folklore. This collection reflects the diversity of children's literature in terms of both content and style.