People

Project Director Dr. Loriene Roy

Loriene Roy (founder and Director) is a Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a PhD from the University of Illinois (1987) and also holds degrees from the University of Arizona and Oregon Institute of Technology. She co-edited "Getting Libraries the Credit They Deserve: A Festschrift in Honor of Marvin H. Scilken" (Scarecrow, 2002) and "Library and Information Studies Education in the United States" (Mansell, 1998) and has over one hundred other publications.

Her professional work focuses on library services for indigenous populations. She serves as Director of "If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything," a reading promotion program for schools on or near reservations. She teaches graduate courses in public librarianship, reference sources and services in the humanities and social sciences, and library instruction and information literacy. Her research also includes creating tribal college virtual libraries, virtual museums of indigenous material culture, and co-developing an intelligent agent for book recommending.

She is Anishinabe (Ojibwe), is enrolled on the White Earth Reservation, and is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (Pembina Band). She was born in Cloquet, Minnesota and raised in Carlton, Minnesota near the Fond du Lac Reservation.