Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announces the appointment of Abby Lull as research associate for the organization’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As part of the OITP Fellows Program, she will work on copyright and licensing issues, as well as other aspects of the OITP portfolio.
Lull is a recent master’s graduate of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, where she concentrated on copyright and intellectual property issues in information access and management. Abby previously worked as research assistant to Dr. Jean Dryden, on the project “Putting Archival Holdings Online: Repository Copyright Practices and Their Impact on Users.” Her appointment as a research associate will extend from March 12, 2014 through August 31, 2014.
The OITP Fellows Program serves to draw on nationally recognized researchers, practitioners and policy advocates in library information sciences or allied areas to strengthen the OITP’s involvement in national policy discussions. In 2011, OITP expanded this program by creating research associates, who are early-career professionals with demonstrated potential and serious interest in national public policy engagement.