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Loyola Librarian and Associate Professor Elizabeth Kelly receives National Leadership for Libraries Award

Loyola announcement - May 26, 2017

Loyola's digital initiatives librarian recently received a National Leadership for Libraries grant to study a framework for measuring reuse of digital objects.

Digital Initiatives Librarian and Associate Professor Elizabeth Kelly and members of her project team, which represents six universities from across the country, were awarded the grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.

Out of the 90 applications received by the IMLS, 25 projects were funded. Kelly's research group received $70,850 to conduct a yearlong formal needs assessment focused on expanding the resources available for understanding and assessing digital library content reuse.

The team includes Genya O’Gara (Virtual Library of Virginia), Elizabeth Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans), Caroline Muglia (University of Southern California), Ayla Stein (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Santi Thompson (University of Houston), and Liz Woolcott (Utah State University). This grant builds on the recommendations from the team’s recent white paper, "Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries."

Elizabeth Kelly has worked for Loyola's nationally-recognized J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library since 2010. She earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Systems from Florida State University, and she is a 2005 graduate of the Loyola School of Music's music composition program.