Researchers in School Librarianship
This page provides a list of outstanding researchers in the field of teacher-librarianship, and highlights one researcher in detail.
Marlene Asselin, Canada
Jennifer Branch-Mueller, Canada
Maria Cahill, USA
Joanne Rodger de Groot, Canada
Gail Dickinson, USA
Ray Doiron, Canada
Nancy Everhart, USA
Ann Ewbank-Dutton, USA
Kasey Garrison, USA/Australia
Karen Gavigan, USA
Carol Ann Gordon, USA
Violet H. Harada, USA
S. Meghan Harper, USA
Renee F. Hill, USA
Melissa Johnston, USA
Carol Collier Kuhlthau, USA
Sue Kimmel, USA
Marcia Mardis, USA
Dianne Oberg, Canada
Patricia Montiel Overall, USA
Lucy Santos Green, USA
Ruth V. Small, USA
Ross J. Todd, USA
Researchers in School Librarianship
This list compiled by Jennifer Branch-Mueller, University of Alberta, 2018.
Marcia A. Mardis,
Dr. Mardis is an extensive researcher and prolific author in the field of teacher-librarianship. She is also a respected professor, teaching about collection development, curation, youth and school library media, research methods, project management, and grant writing (College of Communication & Information, n.d.)
Marcia Mardis - Profile of a Researcher in School Librarianship
Shannon Thiessen Burton, 2018
For a full profile of Dr. Mardis, click in the PDF link above. Below are a few extracts:
Dr. Mardis is passionate about the growth and effective dissemination of information. On her website, Dr. Mardis reveals that she had a stroke which paralysed her left side for about six weeks and she was diagnosed with MS, but she sensed this was not right. She spent almost a year focused solely on finding the correct diagnosis. When she was finally treated for Lyme Disease, she dramatically improved. This convinced her that “Information is power. I am living proof. My aim is to convince others” (Mardis, January 25, 2018, para. 3).
Dr. Mardis’ curriculum vitae is long and distinguished. It contains an impressive list of honors and awards, teaching involvements from courses taught to doctoral committees to curriculum development, publications in journals (refereed and non-refereed), book chapters and entire books, invited presentations, papers and keynote addresses at conferences and symposia, her service at universities and in professional organisations, and contracts and grants given (Mardis, September 20, 2018). She has been instrumental in projects with grants totalling of $17 million, and has lead back-to-back projects funded by the National Science Foundation since 1999 (College of Communication & Information, n.d., para. 5).
One section of particular note is her direct involvement with the website development and particularly the Web2MARC software in the Digital Libraries to School Libraries project (Mardis, McLaughlin, & Gingel, 2012). It is an online tool that aims to help school librarians find, curate and encourage the use of digital library open content to enrich resources and support instruction, especially by creating records for online sites that can be incorporated into a library’s OPAC (Mardis, McLaughlin, & Gingel, 2012).
Some of Dr. Mardis' books:
Amazon. (n.d.). 8 results for books: "Marcia Mardis". Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Books-Marcia-Mardis/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AMarcia+Mardis
For more about Dr. Mardis:
Visit to her website, The Marcia Project (click on the image below) or see her profile on ResearchGate (click on the image below).
College of Communication & Information at Florida State University. (n.d.). Faculty & staff directory: Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D. Retrieved from https://directory.cci.fsu.edu/marcia-mardis/
Mardis, M. A. (2018, January 25). The Marcia project. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/marciamardis/home
Mardis, M. A. (2018, September 20). Curriculum vitae: Marcia A. Mardis. Retrieved from www.fsu.edu/cvdb/MMARDIS.rtf
Mardis, M., McLaughlin, C., & Gingel, G. (2012). Digital Libraries to School Libraries. Retrieved from http://dl2sl.org/
ResearchGate. (n.d.). Marcia Mardis: Florida State University. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcia_Mardis