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National Digital Inclusion Survey Launched!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Inclusion The following press release was prepared by the American Library Association (ALA) to announce the launch of the Digital Inclusion Survey. This survey is a partnership between iPAC, the ALA Office of Research and Statistics, the International City/County Management Association, the Institute for...

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Featured Content: Sci-Dentity Project

Monday, July 1, 2013
Learning, Youth To answer these questions, an interdisciplinary team has come together that include researchers in the fields of education, school librarianship, human-computer interaction, gamification and ethics. For the last year and a half, this team has developed innovative lessons and an online portal, sci-...

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ALA Presentation for newly launched LibEGov.org

Thursday, June 20, 2013
eGovernment As governments continue to increase their use of digital technologies to provide services, libraries serve as essential community anchors that link people to government services and information, and promote civic engagement. Join us to learn how a new website (www.libegov.org) can help you more...

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John Carlo Bertot presents at dg.o 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
eGovernment At the 14th Annual International Conference on Digital Government (dg.o 2013), Dr. John Carlo Bertot is presenting on Big Data and E-government: Issues, Policies, and Recommendations. The paper is co-authored with Dr. Heeyon Choi, who served as a visiting scholar with the Information Policy &...

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LibEGov Team to Present at ALA 2013!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
eGovernment  The LibEGov team will be presenting the session "Public Libraries and eGovernment: Meeting the Needs of Your Community through Partnerships for Effective Services" at the American Library Association Conference June 29, 2013. Learn about: The role of public libraries in providing e-government...

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John Carlo Bertot delivers Keynote at CeDEM13

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
eGovernment The presentation was entitled "Successful eGovernment (eParticipation) Takes a Village: Inclusion and the Role of Community Anchors". The presentation focuses on leveraging community anchor institutions such as public libraries to further participation in democratic processes. The presentation...

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Registration open now for second LibEGov.org webinar!

Thursday, May 16, 2013
eGovernment From the American Library Association, As governments continue to increase their use of digital technologies to provide services, libraries serve as essential community anchors that link people to government services and information, and promote civic engagement. Join us to learn how a new website...

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Graduate Assistant Kaitlin J. Peterson’s presentation selected as winner for REFORMA President’s Program.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Inclusion Kaitlin J. Peterson’s paper, “Including the Culturally Excluded and Socially Forgotten: Information Services for Spanish Migrant Workers in the United States” will be presented at Chicago ALA, Saturday, June 29 3:00 PM at Palmer House Spire Parlor.  Her work explores the information needs of...

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iPAC Staff Member Erik Mitchell Wins Prestigious Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant Award!

Monday, May 13, 2013
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports "projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; and to support early career research. It also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff". Erik Mitchell's  project...

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iPAC Employee Natalie Greene Taylor wins 2013-14 Graduate School All-S.T.A.R Fellow Award!

Monday, May 13, 2013
Doctoral student Natalie is representing the iSchool as one of sixteen student winners as an All-S.T.A.R. Fellow. To qualify for this award, Natalie met the following criteria: student must be currently enrolled masters or doctoral students who hold at least a half-time graduate assistantship. They...

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Unprecedented Evaluation Finds US Government Met Most of its 2011 Commitments

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
eGovernment OpenTheGovernment.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access, promoting government transparency, preserving records and reducing government secrecy.  As of March, 12 2013 their comprehensive evaluation, the Civil Society Report on Implementation of the First US National Action...

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iPAC staff take part in 2013 iConference

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mega Subramaniam is leading a panel, "Experiencing Science in Informal Learning Environments - Tales from the Field." February 13th, Wednesday, 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., West Fork I John Carlo Bertot and Paul T. Jaeger served as Co-Chairs for the Workshops.  In addition, they are presenting a paper...

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iPAC Staff Present at ALISE 2013.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
  John C. Bertot: Thursday, 1/24/2012 6.3 Juried Panel: Addressing the Hard Questions on Library Planning, Services, and Evaluation: Collaborative Opportunities for State Library Development Agencies and LIS Programs Convener: Elizabeth Aversa (University of Alabama) Panelists: Elizabeth Aversa,...

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Public Library Funding and Technology Access Survey data illustrates necessity of Public Libraries

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Inclusion The New York Times recently featured Public Library Funding and Technology Access Survey (PLFTAS) data in an article about the digital divide and the necessity of computer access in the 21st century. Collected  by the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland in...

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iSchool and iPAC host Symposium on Diversity in Library & Information Science Education

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Inclusion On November 8 and 9, Maryland’s iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) hosted the 2012 Symposium on Diversity in Library and Information Science Education at the University of Maryland. This event was the first national Symposium devoted to the intersection of diversity,...

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Training Session for MLA on Research Methods and Statistics

Thursday, November 1, 2012
From the ACRL: With an increasing emphasis on assessment and demonstrating value in academic libraries – and the importance of publishing for the careers of many academic librarians – the ability to collect and analyze useful data is growing in importance. However, recent research shows that many...

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iPAC Staff awarded Best Paper at ICEGOV 2012.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
eGovernment Doctoral students Natalie Greene Taylor and Ursula Gorham; MLS alumni Ruth Lincoln and Elizabeth Larson; and iSchool faculty members John Carlo Bertot and Paul Jaeger are the recipients of the Best Research Paper Award at the 2012 ICEGOV conference for their paper, "The Circular Continuum of...

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iPACers Will be Presenting at ASIS&T 75th Annual Meeting

Monday, October 22, 2012
The ASIS&T Annual meeting, as stated on their website: provides a great opportunity to reflect on our past and current research practices and to chart potential pathways for the future. This year’s conference theme, Information, Interaction, Innovation, embraces our anniversary while...

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ALA and iPAC receive an IMLS National Leadership Grant to study digital services and resources in public libraries.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
From American Library Association: NEWS For Immediate Release October 16, 2012 Contact: Norman Rose   CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced it has received a three-year, National Leadership Grant award of $486,587.00 from the Institute for Museum & Library Services (...

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iPAC Staff to Present at ALISE 2013 Conference

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Co-Director Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Affiliate Faculty Member Dr. Ann Edwards (College of Education, Office of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership), graduate research associate Rebecca Oxley, and Dr. Minjung Ryu (College of Education, Center for Mathematics Education) have an accepted paper--...

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