Margaret Kavaras will serve as the American Library Association’s 2014 Google Policy Fellow, the association announced today. Kavaras will spend ten weeks this summer in Washington, D.C. working on technology and Internet policy issues.
As a Google Policy Fellow, Kavaras will work in diverse areas of information policy that include digital copyright, e-book licenses and access, telecommunications policy, digital literacy, online privacy, and the future of libraries. Kavaras is a recent graduate from the George Washington University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and history. She will begin her graduate studies this fall at Central European University in Budapest.
Kavaras will work for the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), a unit of the organization that works to ensure the library voice in information policy debates and promote full and equitable intellectual participation by the public. The American Library Association has been a partner in the Google Policy Fellowship program from its inception seven years ago.
“The ever-changing technology landscape offers new opportunities for libraries to serve their patrons and their communities,” said Alan S. Inouye, director of Office for Information Technology Policy. “We look forward to working with Margaret Kavaras to map out these possibilities and their implications for society and public policy.”