John Carlo Bertot is Co-Director of iPAC and Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Bertot received his Ph.D. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. His research spans information and telecommunications policy, e-government, government agency technology planning and evaluation, and library planning and evaluation. Dr. Bertot is President-elect of the Digital Government Society of North America (DGSNA), serves as chair of the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) Library Performance Indicator working group, and serves as a member of the National Information Standards Organization’s (NISO) Business Information Topic committee. Dr. Bertot is past Chair of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Research Round Table, and currently serves on the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics and E-government Services Subcommittee. In addition, Dr. Bertot is Editor of both Government Information Quarterly and The Library Quarterly. Over the years, Dr. Bertot has received funding for his research from the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government Accountability Office, the American Library Association, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Paul T. Jaeger, Ph.D., J.D., is Associate Professor and Diversity Officer of the
Dr. Mega Subramaniam is the Associate Director of iPAC and an Assistant Professor with the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies. Her research interest encompasses issues of diversity, inclusion and representation in information and STEM education. In particular, her research focuses on how information institutions (such as school libraries, public libraries and museums) are providing access to the acquisition of information literacy and STEM skills for the underrepresented, underserved, and disadvantaged populations. She is the Coordinator for the School Library Media specialization offered through the MLS program at the iSchool. She also teaches courses offered through the School Library Media Specialization and the Information and Diverse Populations Concentration. More information about her research and teaching interests can be found at: http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~mmsubram/
Dr. Beth St. Jean is the Assistant Director of iPAC and an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies (http://ischool.umd.edu/) at the University of Maryland. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy (http://www.healthliteracy.umd.edu/) in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include several areas within information behavior, including consumer health information behavior, relevance and credibility, open access and institutional repositories, and information literacy. Her current research focuses on the information behavior of people who are striving to prevent or manage a disease, with a particular focus on the crucially important interrelationships between people’s information behaviors and their health behaviors. Dr. St. Jean’s dissertation (http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/91570) entailed a longitudinal investigation into how people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes learn about this condition, what factors motivate them and what factors impede them in this process, and how the ways in which they look for, evaluate, and make use of diabetes-related information change as their health condition and related information behavior evolve. Dr. St. Jean teaches foundational courses in the MLS and Ph.D. programs at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. She holds a Ph.D. in Information and a Master of Science in Information (Library & Information Services specialization) from the University of Michigan School of Information (https://www.si.umich.edu/), as well as an A.B. in Mathematics from Smith College (http://www.smith.edu/). For more information about Dr. St. Jean, please see: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~bstjean/.