Building on the success of the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey, iPAC has launched the 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey in partnership with the American Library Association and the International City/County Management Association. Read more
iPAC Launches 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey
Bertot's keynote touched on issues surrounding the potential of open data to spur innovative and transformative government in a digital age, but also discussed the challenges of inclusive eGovernment Read more
Bertot Delivering Keynote at ICEGOV 2014
The Dialogue on Public Libraries cites iPAC 2013 Digital Inclusion Study in report that argues for leveraging the U.S. public library to “drive community advancement.” Read more
Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries cover art
Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries, Washington, D.C.: The Aspen Institute, October 2014.
Jaeger is First Recipient of Combined ALISE/Library Journal Teaching Award Read more
Paul Jaeger, iPAC Co-Director and UMD iSchool associate professor
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Jaeger is First Recipient of Combined ALISE/Library Journal Teaching Award
Monday, November 3, 2014
Bertot delivers keynote on eGovernment and Inclusion: Potential, Issues, & Strategies at the 2014 ICEGOV Conference held in Guimarães, Portugal.

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Libraries and Local Big Data

In Fall 2015, the iSchool will launch a new specialization: Community Analytics & Policy (CAP) within the MLS program that focuses on the intersection of analytics, policy, and data.

Improving the Health Literacy, Health-Related Self-Efficacy, and Long-Term Health Outlook of Disadvantaged Youth through the Facilitation of Scientific Inquiry and Information Literacy Skills

Youth are increasingly engaging in self-directed information-seeking behavior on the Internet. This is particularly true for health information (Fergie, Hunt, & Hilton, 2013; Franck, Noble, & McEvoy, 2008; Kaiser Family Foundation, 2001; Smart et al, 2012). At the same time, studies have shown that youth often struggle to find credible and relevant sources (Gray et al, 2005; Eastin, 2008; Flanagin & Metzger, 2008).