Ann Carlson Weeks

Ann Carlson Weeks

Ann Carlson Weeks

Professor of the Practice
4117J Hornbake Building, South Wing


PhD School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

MLS Department of Library Science, Indiana State University

BS Music Education, Indiana State University



Prior to Dr. Weeks’ appointment at Maryland’s iSchool, she was Director of Library and Information Services for the Chicago Public Schools, Executive Director of the youth divisions at the American Library Association, and Coordinator for the National Library Power Program. She serves as the director of the Lilead Project, which works to study, support, and build community among school district library supervisors—those individuals that coordinate a school district’s library programs. The project looks at the many facets of the supervisor’s role, the ways in which we can support them, and opportunities to help these individuals connect with one another.

Research Interests

Needs and challenges of school librarians
Role of library supervisors



  • INST729E International Opportunities in Library and Information Studies: Great Cathedral Libraries of England
  • INST729N International Opportunities in Library and Information Studies: Developing Services for a Knowledge-based Economy Through Namibian Libraries
  • INST729R International Opportunities in Library and Information Studies: Comparing and Contrasting Libraries in Russia and the United States

Recent Publications & Products

  • Weeks, A.C. From Library Power to the Lilead Fellows Program: Creating New Expectations for School Libraries. Teacher-Librarian. In press.

  • Weeks, A.C., DiScala, J., Barlow, D., Massey, S. A., Kodama, C., Jarrell, K., Hall, R. The Lilead Survey: A National Study of District-Level Library Supervisors: The Position, Office, and Characteristics of the Supervisor. School Library Research. In press.

  • Massey, S. A., DiScala, J., Weeks, A.C., Barlow, D., & Kodama, C. The Impact of the School District Library Supervisor: A Review of the Literature and an Agenda for Research and Action. Library Quarterly. In press.

  • DiScala, J., Weeks, A.C., & Kodama, C. (2016). Promoting Transformational Change by Focusing on the Why of Inquiry-Based Instruction. School Library Connection, 1 (8), 13-15.


Research Projects: 

Strengthening School Libraries by Expanding the Lilead Fellows Program

Principal Investigator: Ann Carlson Weeks
Investigator: Christie Kodama

Expanding the Lilead Fellows Program from one cohort to a sustainable program available to all library leaders in school districts across the country would allow more school library leaders to carry out the vision of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).