Heather Moulaison Sandy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
The iSchool at the University of Missouri
Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests and Background

My primary research interests focus on organization of and access to information, including the field of scholarly communication, 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., & Mattern, J. B. (in press; 2018). Academic library-based publishing: A state of the evolving art. Library Trends, 67(2).

Moulaison Sandy, H., & Corrado, E. C. (2018). Bringing content into the picture: Proposing a tri-partite model for digital preservation. Journal of Library Administration, 58(1), 1-17. doi:10.1080/01930826.2017.1385988

Adkins, D., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2018). Engaging linguistically diverse populations: Gatekeepers in rural parts of the U.S. Midwest. International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, 2(1). https://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/article/view/430

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

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


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. doi:10.1086/692301

Presentations (Selected)

Million, A. J., Moulaison Sandy, H., & Hudson-Vitale, C. (accepted: 2018). Restructuring and formalizing: Scholarly communication as a sustainable growth opportunity in information agencies? 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), November 10-14, 2018, Vancouver, Canada.

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

Snow, K., Hoffman, G., McCourry, M., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2018, February 8). 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.


Co-convener, ALISE Technical Services Education SIG (2018-9)

External Examiner. Information Technology I, Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (2018/19-2020/21)

IFLA/ALA Mentor (November 2016-August 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-August 2018)
  • 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.
    cover art from 2 of Moulaison Sandy's books


    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

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    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. http://personae.missouri.edu/

    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.

    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.

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    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.

    Moulaison Sandy after BPM election 2018

    Elected Positions (Selected)

    Director-at-Large, Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society, 2018-2020.

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

    Steering Committee Member at Large, CIFNAL (Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections), Center for Research Libraries, Global Resources Network, 2017-2019.

    Councilor-at-Large, American Library Association (ALA) Council, one of 33 in the election cycle, elected by the 60,000-member ALA membership, 2014-2017.

    Conseillère (Councilor), Association Internationale Francophone des Bibliothécaires et Documentalistes (AIFBD), one of nine elected by the international, French-speaking membership of AIFBD, 2014-2017.

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    Chapters in Edited Volumes

    Snow, K., McCourry, M., Hoffman, G., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2018). “Phoenix or dodo?: Re-envisioning cataloging education”. In J. Percell, L. C. Sarin, P. T. Jaeger, & J. C. Bertot (Eds.), Re-envisioning the MLIS: Perspectives on the future of library and information science education. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 44B). ISBN: 978-1-78754-885-5; eISBN: 978-1-78754-884-8

    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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