Maurita Peterson Holland is an associate professor emerita in the School of Information. Her research interests include virtual information systems and service, distance-independent and informal learning, and technology-assisted community networks and programs. Holland has taught in the Honors and the Community Scholars Programs; she currently teaches and conducts research in the ImagineNation Matters project as part of the Interactive Communications and Simulations Group in the School of Education. From 1995-2005, Holland directed SI's Office of Academic Outreach and Practical Engagement Programs, which included the Directed Field Experience, internship, Digital Tool Kit, and Alternative Spring Break programs. She has also directed the Internet Public Library and the Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute (CHPI) and a host of community-based digital projects and chaired the faculty management committee of the Community Information Corps. A frequent piano recitalist in the Ann Arbor area, Holland provides annual benefit concerts at the Kerrytown Concert House; she also plays a number of other musical instruments...and the accordion. She has served on the Boards of Trustees of Emerson and Greenhills Schools in Ann Arbor. Holland is a member of the Downtown Ann Arbor Rotary Club and a governor of the Martha Cook Building at the U-M. She is active in Detroit area Swedish cultural affairs, is a Master Gardener, Rain Gardener and Conservation Steward and an avid orchid grower.