Heather Moulaison-Sandy, Ph.D.

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

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)

Pham, N.-M., Moulaison-Sandy, H., Bishop, B. W., & Gunderman, H. (2023).Data management plans: Implications for automated analyses. Data Science Journal, 22(2), 1–14.https://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2023-002

Whetstone, D.,* Ridenour, L., & Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2023).Quid pro quo authorship: Characteristics and implications. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 54(1), 15-29. https://doi.org/10.3138/jsp-2022-0035

Moulaison-Sandy, H., & Wenzel, A. G. (2023). The records data ecosystem in humanities and human sciences scholarship. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 23(1), 67-88. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2023.0000

Cho, H., Hubbles, C., & Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2022). Individuals responsible for video games: An exploration of cataloging practice, user need, and authorship theory. Journal of Documentation, 78(6), 1420-1436. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2021-0198

Dobreski, B., Snow., K., & Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2022).On overlap and otherness: A comparison of three vocabularies’ approaches to LGBTQ+ identity. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 60(6-7), 490-513. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2022.2090040

Whetstone, D., Ridenour, L., & Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2022). Questionable authorship practices across the disciplines: Building a multidisciplinary thesaurus using evolutionary concept analysis. Library and Information Science Research, 44(4), 101201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2022.101201

Moulaison-Sandy, H., Cho, H., & Dykas, F. (2022). Approaches to conceptualizing the cost of academic library cataloging: Discourses on metadata creation cost, value, and worth. Library Trends, 70(3), 387–408. https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2022.0001

Presentations (Selected)

Snow, K., Moulaison-Sandy, H., & Dobreski, B. (accepted: 2023). LGBTQ+ catalog users: A brief survey. [Full paper]. In Proceedings of the American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, June 15-16, online, hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Moulaison-Sandy, H., Pham, N.-M., Snow, K., & Dobreski, B. (2023). Terminology preferences of the LGBTQ+ community: A user study [short paper]. In I. Sserwanga et al., iConference 2023. Barcelona, Spain and virtual. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 13972, 180-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28032-0_15

Pham, N.-M., Li, S., & Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2023). Autism and virtual reality interventions: Research trends and practices [short paper].In I. Sserwanga et al., iConference 2023. Barcelona, Spain and virtual.Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 13972, 315-325. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28032-0_26

Bossaller, J. S., Kohlburn, J., Cho, H., Moulaison-Sandy, H., & Adkins, D. (2022). Health information needs of public library leaders during COVID-19.[Short paper] In 85th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) 2022, October 29-November 1, 2021, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 410-414. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.643

Moulaison-Sandy, H., & Pham, N.-M. (2022, June 20). Data and digital objects: Manual and automated analysis to improve DMPs. In Neish, P., Kim, J., Bats, R., Million, A.J., Carlson, J., Moulaison-Sandy, H., & Bishop, B. Data Management Plan Assessments and Evaluations: Implications and Recommendations Lessons Learned [Panel: B. W. Bishop]. SciDataCon (International Data Week) 2022, Seoul, Republic of Korea. https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW-2022/sessions/398/paper/1022/

Moulaison Sandy receiving the LITA 2018 Communication award

Awards and Honors

Additional Info

Information about a range of my other professional activities.

Service (selected)

Co-chair, full papers track, iConference 2023.

Program committee, NASKO 2023, 2021.

Program committee, ISKO-France, 2023.

Conference co-chair, NASKO 2021.

Co-convener, ALISE Technical Services Education SIG (2018-21)

Program committee, AIFBD conference, 2020 (2019-2020)

IFLA/ALA Mentor (November 2016-August 2017)

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

Moulaison Sandy at NASKO 2019

Elected Positions (Selected)

President, International Society of Knowledge Organization-Canada/United States, 2019-2021.

Secretary/Treasurer, ALISE (Association of Library and Information Science Education), 2018-2021.

Director-at-Large, Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society, 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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Grants and Funding

Co-recipient (2022). iSchool research grant. LGBTQ+ Identity, Code-Switching, and User Studies of Information Retrieval Systems. With Brian Dobreski and Karen Snow.

Co-PI (2021, October). Preparing Public Librarians to Deal with the Next Health Crisis: An Environmental Scan and Needs Assessment. ARPML-250568-OMLS-22. $49,828. PI: Bossaller, J.; Co-PIs: Moulaison Sandy, H., Cho, H, & Adkins, D.

Co-recipient (2018-2020). "Organization of Information" textbook.

Co-recipient (2016). Latino Information Use as Moderated through Social Media and Mobile Technologies. ALISE/OCLC 2016 Research Grant: $15,000. http://personae.missouri.edu/

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

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

Fulbright Senior Scholar (2008-2009), 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. (2022, February 10). Les Méthodes d’intelligence artificielle en bibliothèques. Université de Lille.

Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2021, September 28). Paleography. Society of American Archivists University of Missouri Student Chapter (SAAMUSC) virtual Speakeasy zoom event. https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/87061

Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2021, July 8). Concevoir la science ouverte [webinar]. Les jeudis de l’AIFBD.

Hatch, A., Gunderman, H. C., & Moulaison-Sandy, H. (2021, June 14). The importance of data management and open data practices and sharing [workshop presentation]. The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021), Online and onsite in Brisbane, Australia.

Dykas, F. & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2021, March 4). Developing an OER textbook: The fun, the frustrations, and the progress. The Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Symposium, March 4-5, 2021. https://hdl.handle.net/10355/80930

cover art from 2 of Moulaison Sandy's books

Teaching Resource

Moulaison-Sandy, H., & Dykas, F. (2022). Organizing information in information agencies. https://lor.instructure.com/resources/a618a4a06e614522ab616a17df9e44ec


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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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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