Senior Program Officer

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Mary Alice Ball is a senior program officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, responsible for the administration of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. She also serves as the agency’s subject matter expert on broadband and digital inclusion issues, drawing upon her research and her professional service. Prior to IMLS she was an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science Indianapolis. She has worked with information technology at Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University (NOTIS Systems), the University of Michigan, and the Research Libraries Group, as well as in the dotcom and publishing worlds. Mary Alice obtained her Ph.D. in Higher Education with a minor in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and her A.M.L.S. from the University of Chicago.

WebWise Role: Facilitator and Speed Consultant