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)

Adkins, D., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2020). Information behavior and ICT use of Latina immigrants to the U.S. Midwest. Information Processing and Management, 57, 102072, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2019.102072 (share link for free access until May 5, 2020: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1akqo15hYdcCNt.)

Moulaison Sandy, H., Million, A. J., & Hudson Vitale, C. (2020). Innovating support for research: The coalescence of scholarly communication? College & Research Libraries, 81(2), 193-214. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.81.2.193

Moulaison Sandy, H., & Dillon, A. (2019). Mapping the KO community. Knowledge Organization, 46(8), 578-589. doi:10.5771/0943-7444-2019-8-578 https://www.ergon-verlag.de/isko_ko/downloads/knowledge-organization-journal/ko-46-2019/ko-46-2019---8.html
Winner of the ISKO-C/US NASKO Conference 2019 best paper award

Adkins, D., Moulaison Sandy, H., & Bonney, E. N.* (2019). Creating personas on which to build services for Latinx users: A proof of concept. Public Library Quarterly, 38(1), 50-71. doi:10.1080/01616846.2018.1528573

Adkins, D., Bossaller, J. & Moulaison Sandy, H. (2019). Exploring reader-generated language to describe multicultural literature. International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, 3(2). doi:10.33137/ijidi.v3i2.32591
Winner of the IJIDI 2019 best research paper

Presentations (Selected)

Moulaison Sandy, H., Wenzel, S., Hammond, A., & Floegel, D. (accepted: 2020, March). Subversion and value: Historical perspectives on empowerment through mass culture text-based media. 2020 Cultural Studies Association Conference, May 28-30, 2020. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Adkins, D., & Moulaison Sandy, H. (accepted: 2020, May). Advocating for open access: International roles and opportunities to promote sharing. Paper presented at the New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information, May 11-14, 2020, Fiesole, Italy.

Wenzel, S. & Moulaison Sandy, H. (accepted: 2020, May). Data and the evolving academic ecosystem: Similarities and differences in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Paper presented at the New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information, May 11-14, 2020, Fiesole, Italy.

Floegel, D., Moulaison-Sandy, H., Hammond, A., & Wenzel, S. (accepted: 2020). Creating a space for “lowbrow” information behavior: From dime novels to online communities. Proceedings of the 2020 iConference. In Information in Contemporary Society: Proceedings of the iConference 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Moulaison Sandy receiving the LITA 2018 Communication award

Awards and Honors

Additional Info

Information about a range of my other professional activities.


Co-convener, ALISE Technical Services Education SIG (2018-20)

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.

Editorial Board Member

  • Digital Libray Perspectives (June 2019- )
  • 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 2008-2012)
  • 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

    Moulaison Sandy, H., & Dykas, F. (2018-2020). "Organization of Information" textbook.

    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.

    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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    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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