Marla Schleuder, M. Arch., M.S.L.I.S., joined the Dole Institute in 2019 as the digital initiatives coordinator after working for KU Libraries as a library associate in technical services. A lifelong Kansan, her interest in library and archival services began in 2003, when she attended the opening ceremonies of the Dole Institute of Politics and served as an archival volunteer while still in high school.
She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas. In 2017, she completed a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a certificate of advanced study in Data Science, both from Syracuse University.