04 Apr 2015

Mega Subramaniam Receives IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant for ConnectedLib Project

University of Maryland iSchool Assistant Professor and iPAC Associate Director Mega Subramaniam is the co-recipient of a $384,587 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funded project, Connected Learning at the Library: Developing Librarians' Capacity to Support Today's Digital Youth - or ConnectedLib - brings together faculty members from the library and information science (LIS) schools at the University of Washington and University of Maryland and public library partners to develop a suite of professional development resources...

06 Mar 2015

Mega Subramaniam Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Mega Subramaniam has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Mega has been an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland's iSchool since 2009 and has acted as the associate director for the iSchool's Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) since 2011. Please join us in congratulating Mega on this great achievement! For more information on Dr. Subramaniam's work and research, please review her iPAC bio and explore the HackHealth project Website.

01 Jul 2013

Featured Content: Sci-Dentity Project

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,, to encourage urban middle school students to explore integrating STEM into narrative storytelling through writing, visual media, videos and game design in afterschool sessions with participating school librarians.  Check out the Sci-Dentity Project post on our blog for more details.

26 Sep 2012

Knowledge Quest Features Sci-Dentity Project

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 engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The authors assert that the drive to increase STEM learning in schools and the opportunities afforded by social media provide avenues for school librarians to use their unique skills to engage students.     Learn more about The Sci-...