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College of Information and Communications


META I Project Team

Principal Investigator
Jennifer Weil Arns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Information Science
University of South Carolina.

Arns' research interests include the valuation and administration of public libraries.  Her extensive publications include co-authorship of two of the most highly regarded publications in the field of public library valuation:

  • South Carolina Public Library Economic Impact Study
    Daniel D. Barron, Robert V. Williams, Stephen Bajjaly, Jennifer Weil Arns, and Steven Wilson (2005).
    The School of Library and Information Science,
    University of South Carolina.
  • Worth Their Weight: An Assessment of the Evolving Field of Library Valuation. Susan Imholz and Jennifer Weil Arns (2007).  Americans for Library Council.

Statistical Consultant
John M. Grego, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina.

Continuing Education Advisor
Diantha Schull
Diantha Schull Consulting
former President, Libraries for the Future.

Project Advisor
Robert V. Williams, Ph.D. (deceased)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of South Carolina
School of Library and Information Science
Co-author of The Economic Impact of Public Libraries on South Carolina.

Graduate Assistants
Chris Cunningham
Lisa Hudgins
Karen A. Miller           

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