Major Donors

CISSL is made possible by the dedication and support of many individuals.

Barham Family Foundation

Thank you for the Carole and Norman Barham Family Foundation’s generous donation to CISSL, which supports MLIS students preparing for certification as school library media specialists in K-12 schools via CISSL.

The foundation established the Beverly E. Schoen Research Fellowship to support graduate students conducting research projects and initiatives relating to school libraries in the United States, with a preference for projects in New Jersey schools.

Carole Barham has an MLS from Rutgers and is a retired school media specialist, having headed school libraries in East Brunswick and serving as head librarian at Columbia High School in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ.

Ruth and Jay Toor

Thank you to Ruth and Jay Toor for being among the first believers and contributors to the CISSL operating fund.

Carol Collier Kuhlthau Foundation

Thank you Fred Collier and Carol Collier Kuhlthau for the Collier Endowment