Dr. Africa S. Hands is the Principal Investigator for Project CLiA. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at University at Buffalo. She is the author of Successfully Serving the College Bound (ALA Editions, 2015) and has published articles in the Journal of Education in Library and Information Science, Education for Information, Public Library Quarterly, and Information and Learning Sciences.
Rose Candela is a Graduate Research Assistant for Project CLiA. She is pursuing an MLS degree at East Carolina University.
The research team works in consultation with an advisory board that brings expertise in small and rural public libraries, education, and the Appalachian region.
Library Director and Profession
Sullivan University Lexington Campus
Head of Research Services
Cathy M. Farley
Tennessee Library Association
Dr. Terry Lashley
SouthEast Educational, Inc.