ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is pleased to announce that Timothy Vollmer today joined the Office as an Information Technology Policy Analyst. Timothy is an April 2008 Master of Science in Information graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, with a focus on technology, law and policy. He was a member of the first class to complete the Information Policy specialization at the School of Information.
Timothy was a research investigator for the Open.Michigan Open Educational Resource initiative and has helped develop a student-centric OpenCourseWare (OCW) publishing pilot there. Timothy worked as a community and business development assistant for Creative Commons from September 2007 – May 2008. He was a Community + Media Development intern for Creative Commons from June – August 2007. Timothy studied sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also helped establish Underground Catering, a farm-to-table food collective and catering business that supports local farmers, sustainable agriculture and community food issues.
At OITP, Timothy’s portfolio will include projects and activities across OITP’s four programs. Timothy’s tasks will range from working on a project about mobile devices, copyright, and libraries to attending hearings and meetings on behalf of OITP and ALA.