Funded Research - current
"Growing DI Knowledge"
General Electric. March 2011 - March 2012.
Investigator: Wooseob Jeong
"TRIAD Research Initiative to Empoer the Visually Impaired"
University of North Carolina - Greensboro. August 2011 - May 2012
Investigator: Rakesh Babu
"ALA Privacy Study"
American Library Association. September 2011 - August 2012
Investigator: Michael Zimmer
"Overcoming Barriers to Information Access: Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders"
Laura Bush 21st Century Award, Doctoral Programs, Institute of Museum and Library Services. July 2010-July 2014.
Investigator: Dietmar Wolfram
Award Amount: $815,340; Matching: $181,755
SOIS will recruit six new PhD students. The resulting cadre of doctoral-educated graduates will serve as role models and will add to the knowledge base of library and information science through their research on overcoming barriers to information access. The career opportunities opened by the project will allow graduates to educate the next generation of library and information professionals about the importance of accessibility in all its forms.