About RSL Research

MarcyMarcia J. Rodney, MLIS, President, has more than fifteen years of extensive research experience in both education and business. She has worked on all of RSL’s studies examining the structure and impacts of school library programs, and traveled and spoken extensively about these studies. Her competitive intelligence experience includes in-depth research in aerospace, telecom, and emerging technologies, and provides clear and incisive reporting on competitor movements, finances, strategies, and organizational and product changes.
billBill Schwarz, MBA, Vice President and General Manager, has long experience in project management, systems engineering and design, quality control, government contracting, technical report and proposal writing, data analysis, engineering consulting, and small business management. He has worked on all of RSL’s school library studies, and has over fourteen years of survey design, database management, data collection and analysis, and report writing and editing experience with RSL. He performs all contracting, project control, invoicing and accounting functions for RSL.

Keith Curry Lance, PhD, RSL’s principal collaborator, is known widely for his work in library research and statistics. The founding and longtime Director of the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library, he also taught in the Library and Information Science Program at University of Denver. Since the mid-1980s he has been a consultant and advisor to state and federal government agencies and professional associations, and is a regularly-published author and a popular speaker at various library events. He received the Leadership Achievement Award of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) in 2006, the Career Achievement Award of the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) in 2007, and the Distinguished Service Award of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in 2013.