The Information Use Management and Policy Institute has established this website with the intention of increasing access to federal, state, and local E-Government information and resources to public librarians and their patrons. The goals of this website are to:
- Inform the library community about E-Government in public libraries;
- Provide an online forum to allow librarians the opportunity to ask questions and discuss E-Government issues;
- Gain a better understanding of how libraries provide E-Government services;
- Provide access to a range of E-Government literature, resources, and other tools that may be of use to librarians in the provision of E-Government services;
- Demonstrate “best practices” of libraries providing E-Government services; and
- Assist librarians as they engage in E-Government services.
This initiative joins two critical communities to help meet the potential of E-Government by assisting those on the front lines of E-Government service provision.
The development of this website will be a gradual process. Please check back for more features and information
About the Institute
The Information Institute has a successful track record of conducting research on a range of library and information related topics and issues. These projects have been funded by various federal agencies such as the Institute for Museum and Library Services, state government agencies such as the Florida State Library, commercial firms such as Elsevier Publishing, private foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and professional associations such as the Association of Research Libraries and the American Library Association.
Developments and changes in the information field demand new approaches and strategies to successfully meet a range of user information needs and deploying technology in innovative ways. Moreover, there are a number of policy, practice, and implementation issues regarding the effective and efficient use of technologies by government agencies as they strive to meet the needs of their constituencies. The Information Institute seeks to work with a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, public libraries, and policymakers, to deliver information services and resources that meet user needs.
The mission of the Institute is to develop and implement applied research and policy studies that improve the quality, effectiveness, and productivity of individuals and organizations’ use and management of information resources and services. The Institute is especially interested in the social and behavioral aspects regarding the use and management of information and information technology.