Thursday, November 21, 2013
Paul T. Jaeger, co-director of iPAC, and Dr. Jonathan Lazar, Professor at Towson University and an Affiliate Faculty member of iPAC, are two of the authors of a study cited in new regulations from the United States Department of Transportation in the Federal Register (vol. 78, no. 218).
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, and Lindsay C. Sarin of iPAC gave a presentation entitled "Strategies for Advocating by Engaging Policy Processes" at the November 15, 2013 meeting of the Citizens for Maryland Libraries.
Monday, November 11, 2013
The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) will host the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education on April 11, 2014, at the University of Maryland, College Park campus.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, will discuss search engines in relation to the law. Grimmelmann argues that search engines are not primarily conduits or editors, but advisors. They help users achieve their diverse and individualized information goals by sorting through the unimaginable scale and chaos of the Internet. Search users are active listeners, affirmatively seeking out the speech they wish to receive. Search engine law can help them by ensuring two things: access to high-quality search engines, and loyalty from those search engines.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
How local organizations leverage data and information to meet community challenges in key areas such as health, literacy, education, governance, economic/workforce development is critical to how communities move forward.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Data visualization tool showcases the Sacramento Public Library, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library system, the Carroll County Library system and the Wicomico Public Library system. This tool can become a valuable resource for visualizing data about library systems and their respective communities
Thursday, September 12, 2013
John Carlo Bertot delivers Keynote at 2013 IFIP EGOV
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) are encouraging public libraries to participate in the first Digital Inclusion Survey. The survey will take the pulse of public library service in the areas of digital literacy, economic and workforce development, civic engagement, educational support, health information and public access to the internet. Information about the project and access to the online survey are available at http://digitalinclusion.umd.edu. The survey will be open through Nov. 15, 2013.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Too often we hear about the problems in the American education system with few innovative ideas to change the situation. Project leaders June Ahn and Mega Subramaniam are questioning these assumptions and challenging kids to engage with STEM in an innovative environment through a project called (sci-dentity.umd.edu) Sci-Dentity.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
LibEGov.org is portal designed to enhance the interaction between government agencies and libraries and assist librarians in providing vital e-government services to their increasingly diverse communities. To assist libraries in providing e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association (ALA) will present at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 10:30–11:30a.m. CST.