Jean Bigger

Jean Bigger, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

This All-Star runs perhaps the most unique IR program in the country; many of her primary researchers are high school students!  You’ll be amazed to see what these young researchers produce and impressed by how their needs are supported by this All-Star and Digital Commons. She is a trailblazer who will share her stories of both failure and accomplishment. She attributes their successful IR program, including ongoing funding support, to the linking of the IR and of individual collections within it, directly to their state's legislative charge and the mission of the institution.

Slide deck of presentation available here.

DigitalCommons IMSA's Institutional Portfolio: How Inclusion is Creating a Win-win for Stakeholders

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