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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

Institute Partners

MLA is grateful to recognize the following partners for their generous support:



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