Data visualization tool showcases public libraries and their communities, as well as data from the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey. This tool enables libraries to visualize data

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Interactive map that shows public libraries and community data
The quality of broadband access inside library and school buildings has emerged as a leading concern that demands attention. Read more

 iPAC reseachers have received funding ($123,317.00) from the National Library of Medicine to continue the HackHealth program in the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. 

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 iPAC researchers shared information about their work with librarians from throughout the United States.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
iPAC reseachers have received funding ($123,317.00) from the National Library of Medicine to continue the HackHealth program in the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
Friday, July 11, 2014
iPAC researchers shared information about their work with librarians from throughout the United States.

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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).

Rural Libraries and Digital Inclusion: Defining the Problem

 The blog post that follows is a significantly abridged version of an article that is currently under review. While this post addresses many key issues facing rural libraries and technology access, information that promotes a more nuanced understanding of these issues has been excluded to conform to the brevity of the blog format.