Information Institute Receives Awards for E-Gov Project with Pasco County Library Cooperative (PCLC)

The Information Use Management & Policy Institute (Information Institute) of Florida State University, College of Communication & Information, School of Library and Information Studies has been awarded a grant from the Pasco County Library Cooperative (PCLC) to perform several activities related to E-Government.

These activities include (1a) conducting a brief needs assessment to determine possible content, organization, and design factors for a statewide public library E-Government website; (1b) providing a usability/functionality/accessibility assessment of the E-Government website ( developed by PCLC; (2) developing a statewide evaluation strategy for all the various E-Government awards made by the State Library and Archives of Florida for 2009-2010 and funded by Library Services and Technology Act; and (3) to expand and better specify the E-Government service roles originally developed by the Information Institute in the Needs Assessment of Florida Public Library E-Government and Emergency/Disaster Management Broadband Services.

In this last activity, the service roles will be described for better practical application in Florida public libraries. Dr. Charles R. McClure is the Principal Investigator on the project. The Information Institute at Florida State University has been involved in both the assessment and development of E-Government services in public libraries for a number of years and builds upon this knowledge in partnership with PCLC, other public libraries in the state, selected state agencies, and the State Library & Archives of Florida.