Heather Moulaison Sandy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
The iSchool at the University of Missouri
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar profile; ORCID profile; ResearcherID; Scopus Author ID

Research Interests and Background

My primary research interests focus on organization of and access to information through technology.
I hold a doctorate in Library and Information Science (LIS) from Rutgers University (USA); I also hold two Masters (an MSLIS and an MA in French) , both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA).

Current Projects

Current Projects

Find here a snapshot of some of my current work including research projects (publications and presentations) and selected service activities.

Peer Reviewed Articles (Recent)

Moulaison Sandy, H., Brendler, B., & Kohn, K. (2017). Intersectionality in LGBT fiction: A comparison of a traditional library vendor and a nontraditional ebook platform. Journal of Documentation, 73(3), 432-450. doi: 10.1108/JD-07-2016-0092

Bossaller, J., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2017). Documenting the conversation: A systematic review of library discovery layers. College & Research Libraries, 78(5). doi: 10.5860/crl.78.5.602

Brendler, B., Beckman, L., Adkins, D., Moulaison Sandy, H., Wiggins-Prelas, N., & Adams, V. (accepted). “Provide the highest level of service”: Public library collections of LBGTQ* materials for adolescents in the United States. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 8(1). http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/

Moulaison Sandy, H., & Bossaller, J. (2017). Providing cognitively just subject access to indigenous knowledge through knowledge organization systems. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 55(3), 129-152. doi:10.1080/01639374.2017.1281858

Moulaison Sandy, H., Corrado, E. M., & Ivester, B. B. (2017). Personal digital archiving: An analysis of URLs in the .edu domain. Library Hi Tech, 35(1), 40-52. doi: 10.1108/LHT-11-2016-0120


Adkins, D., Moulaison Sandy, H., & Derpic, J. (2017). Information sources of Latin American immigrants in the rural Midwest in the Trump era. Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 87(3), 243–256. https://doi.org/10.1086/692301

Presentations (Selected)

Adkins, D., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (accepted, 2018, March 24). Using personae to simplify your multicultural outreach strategies. Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference, March 20-24, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Adkins, D., Bossaller, J., Brendler, B., Buchanan, S., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (accepted, 2018, February). Learning by doing: Using field experience to promote online students’ diversity engagement and professional development. [panel] ALISE Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Adkins, D., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (accepted, 2017, February). Engaging linguistically diverse populations. Diversity by Design: An International Symposium, September 13-14, 2017, Toronto, Ontario, https://www.idiversitybydesign.com

Snow, K., Hoffman, G., McCourry, M., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (accepted, 2018, February). Expanding the universe of cataloging education: No crystal ball required [panel] In Sarah Sutton, Expanding Technical Services Education: From Cataloging and Classification to Electronic Resources and Information Infrastructure Development, ALISE Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2018, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Adkins, D., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2017, October 30). Information seeking among Latinos in the Midwestern United States. 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), October 27-November 1, 2017, Crystal City, Virginia, USA.

Moulaison Sandy, H., Mitchell, E., Corrado, E., Budd, J., West, J. D., Bossaller, J., VanScoy, A. (2017, October 31). Making a case for open research: Implications for reproducibility and transparency [panel]. 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), October 27-November 1, 2017, Crystal City, Virginia, USA.


Secretary-Treasurer, ALISE (Association of Library and Information Science Educators), 2018-2020.

Member at large, CIFNAL (Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections), Center for Research Libraries, Global Resources Network, elected by CIFNAL membership, 2017-2019.

Councilor-at-Large, American Library Association, elected by ALA membership, 2014-2017.

Administrative Council, Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes (AIFBD), elected by AIFBD membership, 2014-2017.

Program Chair, Theme I: Digital Preservation: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2016, Zadar, Croatia.

Meta-Reviewer: iConference 2016 (fall 2015)

International Standardization Organization (ISO), TC46/WG4 to revise ISO 5127, Information and documentation -- Vocabulary; one of three US experts on the working group.

Editorial Board Member

  • Knowledge Organization (March 2017- )
  • International Information & Library Review (August, 2015- )
  • Library Hi Tech (June 2012- )
  • Documentation et bibliothèques (October 2012- )
  • Library and Information Science Research Electronic (LIBRES) (October 2008- )
  • Additional Info

    Information about a range of my other professional activities.


    • Digital Libraries
    • Emerging Technologies in Libraries
    • Metadata
    • Organization of Information
    • Principles of Cataloging and Classification
    • Basics of Archival Principles and Standards (1 credit)


    Corrado, E. M., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2017). Digital preservation for libraries, archives, and museums (2nd ed.). Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-7871-4 (hardbound); 978-1-4422-7872-1 (pbk.); 978-1-4422-7873-8 (ebook)

    Moulaison, H. L., & Wiechert, R. (2015). Crash course in basic cataloging with RDA. Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 978-1-4408-3776-0 (paperback); ISBN 978-1-4408-3777-7 (ebook)

    Corrado, E. M., & Moulaison, H. L. (2014). Digital preservation for libraries, archives, and museums. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.

    Corrado, E. M., & Moulaison, H. L. (Eds.). (2011). Getting started with cloud computing: A LITA guide (Guide #16). New York: Neal-Schuman. ISBN: 978-1-55570-749-1

    Grants and Funding

    Adkins, D., & Moulaison, H. L. (2016). Latino Information Use as Moderated through Social Media and Mobile Technologies. ALISE/OCLC 2016 Research Grant: $15,000.

    Moulaison Sandy, H. L. (2016-2017). An Annotated Bibliography of Personal Digital Archiving Resources. Carnegie Whitney Award, American Library Association. USD $5,000. http://pda.missouri.edu/

    Moulaison, H. L. (PI) & Dykas, F. (2013, December). Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant Award. Metadata Creation and Quality: Towards a Metadata Creation Seal of Approval for Digital Repositories. $2,000.

    Invited Presentations (Selected)

    Moulaison Sandy, H. (2018, February 9). Accessing library data: Systems, standards, and strategies. ALCTS Midwinter Preconference Symposium: Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections, Denver, Colorado, USA.

    Moulaison Sandy, H. (2017, October 17). An LIS perspective on pedagogy: Principles of Cataloging and Classification. Design for Diversity Opening Forum. Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Moulaison Sandy, H. & Bossaller, J. (2017, January 22). Problems with subject access to indigenous knowledge. ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS)’s forum “Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies” ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10355/58883

    Adkins, D., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2017, January 19). Latino use of social media and mobile technologies for information-seeking. January 2017, ALISE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

    Awards and Honors (Selected)

    Chercheur associé (« Associated researcher »), L'École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (Enssib) (« French National Library and Information Science School »), Lyon, France.

    Moulaison, H. L. (PI). (2014). Public Memory through Private eStories. Enterprise Fund, The iSchool at the University of Missouri. $12,500.

    Moulaison, H. L. (2008-2009). Fulbright Senior Scholar, Traditional Fulbright grant, United States Department of State, grant to teach in Morocco at the Ecole des sciences de l’information.

    Chapters in Edited Volumes

    Snow, K., McCourry, M., Hoffman, G., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (accepted). “Phoenix or dodo?: Re-envisioning cataloging education”. In L. C. Sarin, J. Percell, P. T. Jaeger, & J. C. Bertot (Eds.), Re-envisioning the MLIS: Perspectives on the future of library and information science education. Emerald Group Publishing. (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 42)

    Kroeger, A., Breeding, M., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2016). Sharing metadata across discovery systems. In L. Spiteri (Ed.) Managing metadata in integrated discovery systems (pp. 17-55). London: Facet Publishing/ALA Editions. ISBN: 978-1-78330-069-3 (paperback); 978-1-78330-154-6 (ebook)

    Moulaison, H. L. (2015). Les projets participatifs en bibliothèques académiques américaines. In R. Bats (Ed.) Construire la participation des publics dans les bibliothèques : enjeux, défis, mises en œuvre, (pp. 40-48). Villeurbanne, France: Presses de l’Enssib. ISBN: 979-10-91281-58-4

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