Joint ALA / iPAC library broadband speed test shows increased capacity; room still for improvement.

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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
iPAC Co-Director John Bertot selected by the iSchool Student Groups as the winner of the inaugural iSchool Student Group Faculty Award Read more
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John Bertot receives iSchool Student Group Faculty Award

Oct. 15-16, 2015. The conference focuses on issues of diversity, inclusion, and information access in library and information professions. Registration is now open and submissions are being accepted.

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Monday, July 13, 2015
The 2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is now accepting registrations and submissions. The conference (known in past years as the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education) focuses on issues of diversity, inclusion, and information access in library and information professions.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The iSchool Student Groups selected iPAC Co-Director John Bertot as the winner of their inaugural iSchool Student Group Faculty Award.

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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).