Project Team

The School Librarian Investigation: Divergence & Evolution
San José State University, 2024-Present

Project Staff

Keith Curry Lance, Ph.D., Research Consultant, School of Information, San José State University

Zeth Lietzau, Web Developer, Next Iteration, LLC, Denver, CO

Project Volunteers

Deeth Ellis, Head Librarian, Boston (MA) Latin School & Doctoral Candidate in Library Science, Simmons University

Caitlin Gerrity, Associate Professor of Library Science, Southern Utah University 

Project Advisors

Debra E. Kachel, Affiliate Faculty, Antioch University Seattle

Renee Ousley-Swank, M.Ed., School Library Technology Consultant, California Department of Education

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The School Librarian Investigation: Decline or Evolution?
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian research grant project
Antioch University Seattle, 2020-23

Project Staff

Project Director: Debra E. Kachel, Affiliate Faculty, Antioch University Seattle

Principal Investigator: Keith Curry Lance, Ph.D., RSL Research Group (Louisville, CO)

Research Analysts: Marcia J. Rodney, Bill Schwarz, and Leah Breevoort, RSL Research Group

Project Evaluator: Mary K. Biagini, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship; Director, School Library Certification Program, University of Pittsburgh

Project Interviewers

Susan D. Ballard, retired Director of Library, Media & Technology Services (Londonderry, NH), former Vice-President of the National Collaborative for Digital Literacy, and Past-President, American Association of School Librarians

Deb Levitov, Ph.D., retired school librarian, coordinator of school libraries, and former Editor of School Library Monthly and Teacher Librarian

Rebecca Morris, Ph.D., Teaching Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh 

Mark Ray, Future Ready Librarians Lead and presenter, writer, content creator, and consultant

Advisory Council Members

Rachel Burstein, Ph.D., Research Associate at EdSurge, representing the International Society for Technology in Education

Lia Dossin, Director of Outreach and Programs for Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education

April Grace, Ph.D., Superintendent, Shawnee Public Schools, Shawnee, OK

Christie Kaaland, Ph.D., Director, School Library Certification, School of Education, Antioch University Seattle

Diana Lee, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at EdSurge and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); writer and educational content strategist

Kathy Lester, M.L.I.S., Media Specialist & Technology Coach, East Middle School, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Plymouth, MI

Renee Ousley-Swank, M.Ed., School Library Technology Consultant, California Department of Education

Mark Ray, Future Ready Librarians Lead and presenter, writer, content creator, and consultant

Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University