Dr. Lana W. Jackman, President
Dr. Lana W. Jackman is the president of the National Forum on Information Literacy and principal of Mélange Information Services, Inc., a management consultant firm based in Cambridge, MA. 02138. In her role as principal of Mélange Information Services, Dr. Jackman provides workforce, research, and grant development services to non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses. Her areas of expertise include program development and operations; knowledge management and information literacy strategies; human resource/financial management/fund development; training and leadership development; culturally competent systems design; inter/intra agency collaborations; strategic planning; and team building/communities of practice.
Previously, Dr. Jackman served in a variety of administrative positions in higher education including associate dean of enrollment services, director of student financial aid, and senior academic program officer. She has provided advising and counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students, from traditional age to adult learners. In addition, she served as adjunct faculty in the University’s Freshmen Year Seminar program. She also taught interdisciplinary studies and social studies to pre-service and in-service teachers at Lesley University’s School of Education. Dr. Jackman earned her Ph.D. in educational studies from Lesley University, an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Politics from University of Massachusetts at Boston. Her research interests’ focus on information literacy, outcomes-based assessment, user education, community based participatory research, charter schools, health literacy, and evidence-based decision making.