iPAC releases study of State Library Agencies (SLA) that assess the current SLA context, configuration, location within state government, and critical success factors. Read more
State Library Agency Report Released
UMD iSchool and iPAC release Re-Envisioning the MLS report in response to the impact of a changing information, technology, and community context on the MLS degree. Read more
By providing free and equitable access to Internet-enabled technology, public libraries help ensure that a lack of basic or more advanced technology skills is not a barrier to individual economic, learning, or other success. Read more
2014 Digital Inclusion Survey Results Published
CIDLIS 2016 will be at the University of Maryland on October 20 and 21. The pre-conference workshops will be the evening of October 20, and the full day conference will be October 21. Register now or submit a proposal to present a paper or a poster at the conference. Read more
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Monday, June 13, 2016
CIDLIS 2016 will be at the University of Maryland on October 20 and 21. The pre-conference workshops will be the evening of October 20, and the full day conference will be October 21. As always, attendance CIDLIS is free and so is the food. Along with the ability to register, you can also submit a proposal to present a paper or a poster at the conference.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The book welcomes chapters that include case studies, empirical studies, and best practices from around the world.

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Public Libraries, Digital Inclusion, & Employment

17.0% percent of American households do not have broadband access, reaching up to 53% in rural communities.[1] With major employers increasingly using online services as the primary means of listing open positions and only allowing applications to be completed online, library technologies are essential for many Americans to find employment.

The Impact of Library Buildings on Digital Inclusion

The public access technology, resources, and services provided by public libraries are essential for those without access or the ability to use technologies and information resources. Small libraries, or those that have not been updated recently, are less likely to provide increasingly critical digital services and resources in key areas of instruction and programs — creating an access, skills, and use divide.