Major Donors

The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (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.
  • Thank you Fred Collier and Carol Collier Kuhlthau for CISSL start-up funding.