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Dr. José-Marie Griffiths

  Dr. José-Marie Griffiths

Dr. Griffiths has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries, under the category of Research and Demonstration, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $499,900. The grant was awarded to the Sara Fine Institute for Interpersonal Behavior and Technology.

The IMLS announcement (from their web site) reads: Using a variety of methods including a comprehensive literature search, focus groups and a nationwide survey, this study will provide a national model of the information universe, illustrating the size, scope, and complexity of the population of users and non-users. It will provide insights into users' information needs and expectations, their preferences for access modes and information content, and their experiences with using information online.

National Leadership Grants for Libraries: This grant program enhances the quality of library services nationwide by supporting innovative projects that can be widely replicated. Areas of funding include education, research, digitization, and library-museum collaboration.