About Us

Principal Investigators (PIs) are Jenny Bossaller and Denice Adkins. Bossaller has expertise in community information needs, service learning, public libraries, and curriculum development. Adkins has expertise in information needs of ethnic populations and libraries serving rural mental health needs. Both have previous grant management experience. Collaborators at the Health Science Library include Deb Ward and Chris Pryor. As Director of MU’s Health Sciences Library and founding member of the MAHEC Digital Library for health providers, Ward provides connections with the health sciences community. Pryor has extensive experience in training, communications, and marketing of health information and has connections with NNLM in 50 states. The PIs have relationships with SHP and DHMI, departments that will participate in building the health information curriculum.