Dr. Joanne Marshall receives IMLS grant for WILIS 3 project

August 25, 2010

The Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) has awarded SILS Alumni Distinguished Professor Joanne Marshall a grant in the amount of $298,385 for her project, "Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 3 (WILIS 3): Sustaining the Career Tracking Model through Data sharing."

The School of Information and Library Science, the Institute on Aging, and the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will collaborate on this project to document the process of data archiving and sharing. The major aims of WILIS 3 are to create publicly accessible de-identified datasets; to develop an interactive program-specific data system to enable library and information science programs to explore their own data and benchmark with other programs; and to produce a data archiving toolkit for use by other researchers.

Marshall has received more than 20 research and professional service awards. From 1999-2004, she served as SILS dean, and in May 2004, Marshall assumed an elected position as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA). Her most current research study, the WILIS Project, examines the educational, workplace, career and retention issues faced by library and information science (LIS) graduates.

Information from the IMLS Web site was used for this press release.