Who is Involved?

LAMBDA Project Team

LAMBDA is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, IMLS helps communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning.

LAMBDA's one post doctoral researcher will interact and work with faculty and staff from the University of Tennessee's College of Communication and Information, School of Information Sciences and the the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences and the Center for Literacy, Education & Employment, as well as the San Diego County Libraries, San Francisco Public Library, Clinch River Regional Library, and Ocoee River Regional Library.  The faculty and staff primarily responsible for the management, organization and overview of this program, include:

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ed Cortez
Professor and Former Director
University of Tennessee
School of Information Sciences
453 Communications Building
1345 Circle Park Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
Phone: 865.974.2148
Email: ecortez@utk.edu

Co-Principal Investigator:

Dr. Suzie Allard
Email: sallard@utk.edu

Post Doctoral Researcher:

Julie Ann Winkelstein
Email: jwinkels@utk.edu


Dr. Bharat Mehra
Email: bmehra@utk.edu

Graduate Assistants:

Katie Booher
Email: kbooher4@vols.utk.edu

Kittie Crittenden
Email: ntk224@vols.utk.edu


Four Public Libraries:

San Diego Public Libraries
820 E Street
San Diego, CA 92101

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Clinch River Regional Library
130 North Main Street
Clinton, TN 37716

Ocoee River Regional Library
718 George Street, N.W.
Athens, Tennessee 37303