John Bertot is Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and also Professor and co-director of the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) in the University of Maryland College Park iSchool.

Prior to becoming Associate Provost, John served as director of the iSchool’s MLS program from July 2011-July 2015. With Lindsay Sarin (MLS Program Manager) he co-lead the Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative designed to rethink MLS education in an era of changing information, technology, and community contexts. The report from that effort was issued in August 2015 and can be found here. In Fall 2015, he was on sabbatical as a visiting professor and senior research fellow at the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance.

John joined the iSchool faculty in August 2008. He 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. In addition, John served as editor of Government Information Quarterly from 2000-2015, and now serves as an Associate Editor for the journal. He served as co-editor/editor of The Library Quarterly from 2002-2014. Along with Paul Jaeger, John now serves as co-editor of the Advances in Librarianship book series. He is past-president of the Digital Government Society (DGS), and served as chair of the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) Library Performance Indicator (ISO 11620) working group from 2002-2014. John has previously served as 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. John became Associate Provost in February 2016.

Over the years, John 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.


John Carlo Bertot

2117 Administration Building

University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD 20742

jbertot at umd dot edu

301.405.4252 phone

301.314.9145 fax