Funding Organizations

The Information Behavior in Everyday Contexts project (IBEC) arose from the support of several key organizations, most notably the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Their contributions enabled IBEC to grow from the foundation of research established via the Help Seeking in an Electronic World and the How Libraries and Librarians Help study series.

In addition to the important contributions of the IMLS and other organizations, we wish to acknowledge our past and current collaborations with public libraries and other non-profits around the country. We highly value all of our partnerships and extend our gratitude to our partners. We look forward to continuing our work of maximizing the impact of information in communities.

Primary Funding Organization

Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Supporting Organizations

National Science Foundation

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region

The Information School of the University of Washington


Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

U.S. Department of Education

United Way of King County (UWKC)

University of Michigan, Alliance for Community Technology (ACT)

University of Michigan, School of Information

University of Washington, Department of Educational Partnerships and Learning Technologies

University of Washington, Royalty Research Fund

Urban Libraries Council

Verizon Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Washington Information Network 2-1-1


Austin Public Library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Fayetteville Public Library

Flint Public Library (Michigan)

Hartford Public Library

Info 211, Portland, Oregon

King County Library System (KCLS)

Marshalltown Public Library

Mt. Vernon City Library

Multnomah County Library

North Carolina Health Info

North Suburban Library System

Oakland Public Library

Peninsula Library System (PLS)

Queens Borough Public Library (QBPL)

Seattle Public Library (SPL)

Yakima Valley Regional Library