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Institute of Museum and Library Services Project Information

2017 IMLS Project Proposal

  • Read the narrative of MLA’s successful grant proposal funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
  • List of references in grant proposal.

MLA Press Release

Leadership Team

  • Susan Lessick, MA, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, UCI Librarian Emerita, Project Director
  • Barry Grant, PhD, MLA Director of Education
  • Mary M. Langman, MS, MLA Director of Information Issues and Policy
  • Debra Cavanaugh, MLA Continuing Education Coordinator


  • Denise Koufogiannakis, MLIS, MA, PhD, Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta, CA
  • Joanne Gard Marshall, MLS, MHSc, PhD, LLitt, AHIP, FMLA, Distinguished Alumni Professor, SILS, UNC, Chapel Hill
  • Carol Perryman, MS LIS, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Texas Woman’s University


  • Lorie Kloda, MLIS, PhD, AHIP, Associate University Librarian, Concordia University, CA
  • Jodi Philbrick, MSLS, PhD, AHIP, Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Science, University of  North Texas
  • Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS, Research Evaluator Analyst, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Massachusetts
  • Mark MacEachern, MLIS, Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
  • Emily Vardell, MLIS, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University


MLA is grateful to the following advisory bodies for guiding the development of the MLA Research Training Institute:

  • MLA Board of Directors
  • MLA Research Imperative Task Force and Planning Teams
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

Institute Partners

MLA gratefully recognizes the following partners for their generous support: