Projects

The Museum Experience of Children with Autism and Their Families: Improving Access through Web and Electronic Resources (funded by the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Maryland)  Combining the expertise of iPAC with the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) and...
  ACTion Alexandria is comprised of a range of community members and non-governmental organizations in Alexandria, Virginia, working in conjunction with city agencies. The goal of ACTion Alexandria is to develop online resources to promote community participation and harness community problem-...
Project Con­nect­edLib is help­ing librar­i­ans incor­po­rate dig­i­tal media into their work with youth to pro­mote con­nec­tions across learn­ing con­texts. Fac­ulty mem­bers from the library and infor­ma­tion sci­ence (LIS) schools at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton and Uni­ver­sity of Mary­...
Mission: The Diverse Populations, Information, and Library Education project works to explore existing and emerging ways in which libraries in all forms are addressing the needs of their changing and diversifying communities.  Our goal is to encourage, support and mentor new librarians and those...
If you are interested in applying to the current scholarship program more information can be found at http://egov.umd.edu. In Fall 2009, the Center for Library & Information Innovation received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services...
This project will investigate ways to increase tweens’ interest in the health sciences, their health-related literacy and self-efficacy, their ability to look for and evaluate health-related information, and their ultimate health outcomes.   Preliminary Research Questions: (1) How do tweens go...
Ann Ryu Edwards, Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, and Mega Subramaniam (co-PI) received a seed grant for a one-year research project to run from May 2011 to April 2012 titled “Leveraging Technology for Mathematics: Exploring Instructional Collaboration...
This project is an effort to explore how best to bring together government agencies and public libraries. The project will also establish a set of best practices for the collaboration between government agencies and public libraries in the provision of e-government services to the public, which...
iPAC is home to two prestigious, peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the field of library and information science.  Library Quarterly is co-edited by iPAC co-directors John Bertot and Paul Jaeger. Since 1931, Library Quarterly has maintained its commitment to scholarly research in all areas of...
The Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) is working collaboratively with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Urban Libraries Council (ULC) The International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), the Information School at the University of Washington, The American Library...
U.S. public libraries were early adopters of the Internet beginning in the mid-1990s. Since then, John Carlo Bertot and his team have conducted thirteeen Public Libraries and the Internet national sample surveys on the use of and issues associated with public library Internet connectivity. Over the...
 True Government Transparency is a project with the aim of making government information not merely available, but collectively searchable and intuitively organized.  Toward this end, a Wiki has been created with categorized links to hundreds of portals to government databases, each thoroughly...
The purpose of this research is to identify student usability and functionality requirements for WorldCatUM at the University of Maryland, College Park. WorldCatUM is a federated search service from Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC). This service would serve as the main portal for...