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Knowledge Quest Features Sci-Dentity Project

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Learning, Youth In the Sci-Dentity Project, school librarians from four DCPS middle schools and a team of researchers from the University of Maryland College Park collaboratively plan and teach after school lessons using science, science fiction, creative writing and social media as a tool for fostering student...

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National Survey of School District Library Supervisors to Launch in October

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
PDF of this press release. PRESS RELEASE  Contact: Alexandra Moses Telephone: 301-405-0335 Email: lileadproject@gmail.com Website: http://bit.ly/lileadproject Community: http://www.lilead.org   COLLEGE PARK, Md., September 19, 2012 – The first national survey since 1970 to dig deep into the roles...

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American Libraries Magazine publishes "Forbes Folly"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
From American Libraries Magazine: "When Forbes.com published an article in June declaring that a master’s degree in library and information science is the worst type of post-graduate degree based on career earning potential, the reaction from the library community was one of dismay. Librarians...

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Dr. Katie Shilton to give plenary talk "Privacy Ethics for Pervasive Data Collection" at 11th Annual C3 Conference

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dr. Katie Shilton has been invited to give the plenary talk, "Privacy and Ethics for Pervasive Data Collecton," at the 11th Annual C3 (Cyberethics, Cybersafety & Cybersecurity) Conference. The conference will be held on October 4th through the 5th at the University of Maryland, College Park...

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iPAC Co-Director Dr. Mega Subramaniam and graduate assistant Rebecca Oxley to present at MASL Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2012
iPAC Co-Director Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Dr. Ann Edwards (College of Education, Office of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership), iPAC graduate research associate Rebecca Oxley, and Dr. Minjung Ryu (College of Education, Center for Mathematics Education) have an invited presentation--Solving...

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Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Inclusion Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education Welcome Page Note: Registration is now closed.  In order to attend any Symposium events you must be registered. On Thursday November 8th & Friday November 9th 2012 the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education will bring together information professionals...

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Accepting Applications for IMLS-Funded iPAC/ALA E-Gov Scholarships.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
eGovernment  As previously announced, the Information Policy & Access Center, in partnership with the American Library Association, received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for 15 Master of Library Science (MLS) e-government librarian...

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iPAC Staff to present at ASIS&T 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012
Co-Director John Carlo Bertot helped organize the ASIS&T Doctoral Seminar on Research and Career Development. Assistant Professor Katie Shilton is also a co-organizer for the Student Design Competition. More information about their participation as well these activities can be found at: www....

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U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The American Library Association and the Information Policy center are collaborating on the "U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm" report to help illustrate how libraries have been able to survive and thrive during the United States economic crisis. The American Library Association has created...

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University of Maryland iSchool Responds to Increased Need for E-Government Service Librarians with 2013 MLS E-Government Scholarship Program

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
eGovernment College Park, Md.-- The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, and the American Library Association Office of Government Relations have been awarded a grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program....

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iPAC Publishes 2012 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Survey: Findings and Results

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Inclusion From the American Library Association Press Release: Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation’s...

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iPAC Associate Director Mega Subramaniam and Assistant Professor June Ahn to present at ALA

Thursday, June 14, 2012
The paper will be presented at the Creativity and Innovation (Library Research Round Table | LRRT) Sunday, June 24th, 8:00 - 10:00 AM at the Anaheim Conference Center, room 203A.  The paper is authored by Subramaniam, M., Ahn, J., Fleischmann, K. & Druin A.   A description of the round table...

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iPAC Staff receive Best Management Paper Award at 2012 International Conference on Digital Government Research

Thursday, June 14, 2012
eGovernment iPAC Directors John Bertot and Paul Jaeger, iPAC Graduate Research Associates Natalie Greene-Taylor and Ursula Gorham, and Ruth Lincoln were awarded the Best Management Paper Award at the 2012 International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2012). DG.o is an annual conference on...

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New iPAC study analyzes public library presence on National Broadband Map

Thursday, May 24, 2012
The iPAC study, Public Libraries and the National Broadband Map: Findings and Recommendations, analyzes the Community Anchor Institution data maintained by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for the National Broadband Map. Released in February 2011, the National...

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iPAC Directors Present at Maryland Library Association Conference

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The 2012 Maryland Library Association (MLA) conference (May 9-11, 2012) brought together the Maryland and Delaware library communities, and showcased a range of innovative library services, practices, and tools. iPAC co-directors Paul Jaeger and John Bertot, and associate director Mega Subramaniam...

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iPAC Sponsors and Hosts 2012 Digital Government Conference

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
eGovernment The 2012 Digital Government Conference (dg.o 2012) is taking place June 4-7, 2012 at the University of Maryland College Park. Marking its 13th year, the conference brings together an international community of leading digital government researchers and practitioners to discuss such key topics as...

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iPAC Grand Opening!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A special thanks to our speakers; Jennifer Preece Dean of Maryland's iSchool, Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Associate Vice President at UMD, Denis Davis the Director of Cecil County Public Libraries and Ann Carlson Weeks, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Maryland's iSchool as well as representatives...

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iPAC to Present at 2012 Florida Library Association

Monday, April 9, 2012
The conference will be held in Orlando April 18-20, 2012. As librarians increasingly serve as providers of e-government services in their communities, this session will discuss the skills and educational needs necessary for future librarians. This session is based on the Institute of Museum and...

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iPAC to present at Annual International Digital Government Research Conference

Thursday, April 5, 2012
eGovernment The conference will be held on campus June 4-7, 2012. This conference is being sponsored by the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) and the iSchool. Dr. Bertot is serving as conference chair. He is also the president of the Digital Government Society of North America; the agency...

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iPAC Grand Opening

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Come to the iPAC grand opening on April 11th on the second floor of south Hornbake from 3:00-5:30pm!  At our grand opening you will learn about some of our exciting research into the social, policy, and technology aspects of information access. Refreshments and fascinating information will be...

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