Erissa Mann, a former Graduate Research Associate with the center, received her Master’s degree in Library Science with a focus on Archives and Records Management from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland in May 2011. She contribued to the Gates PAC Benchmarking Project and the E-Government Partnerships Project.
Abigail McDermott received her Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies in July 2012 as part of the E-Government Librarianship Scholarship Program's inaugural class. She previously worked for the international development organization TechnoServe and the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. During her time with iPAC she: co-authored two PLFTAS reports and assisted with study data collection; designed and oversaw the development of the iPAC Website (http://ipac.umd.edu/); coordinated the first Digital Government Society meeting on U. Maryland's campus; and managed the center's day to day operations. She is currently employed full-time as Reed's mom, and moonlights as an aspiring librarian through her memberships in ALA (SRRT, GODORT), PLA, DC/SLA and RadicalReference. Her research interests include green libraries and reforming copyright law.
James P. Neal, III is pursuing his Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, in the Information and Diverse Populations concentration. He is a former Program Associate at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). James is originally from Columbia, SC. He holds a B.A. from Morehouse College in Political Science. He has done graduate course work in cultural anthropology at the University of Michigan. James served in the Peace Corps as an Agricultural Extension Agent in Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) during the early 1990s. He has had a career in academic and scholarly publishing in Boston, MA.