Project Team

The project team is comprised of the following researchers:

Denice Adkins, SISLT Associate Professor, contributes expertise in school libraries and
information-seeking of rural and marginalized communities.

Beth Brendler, SISLT Assistant Professor, contributes expertise in serving diverse communities,
collection assessment, and qualitative research methods.

Melissa Maras, Assistant Director, Hook Center for Educational Renewal, MU College of
Education, contributes expertise in school mental health, capacity building, and community-engaged scholarship.

Kerry Townsend, PhD Student, University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, contributes expertise in school library programs.