Margaret Kavaras Appointed as OITP Research Associate

Margaret PhotoToday, the American Library Association (ALA) announces the appointment of Margaret Kavaras as a Research Associate for the organization’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As part of the OITP Fellows Program, Kavaras may work on diverse issues in information technology policy within the OITP portfolio.

Kavaras previously worked for the technology policy unit as a Google Policy Fellow during the summer of 2014. Her appointment as a Research Associate will extend from September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015. She is a graduate student in public administration at Central European University in Budapest. Kavaras completed her undergraduate degree in international affairs and history at George Washington University.

Kavaras will continue her work on her Living Stories, Living Libraries website. Her work as a Research Associate will include synthesizing the content on the website for use in public policy advocacy.

The OITP Fellows Program serves to draw on nationally recognized researchers, practitioners and policy advocates in library and 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.

Alan S. Inouye is the director of the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association (ALA). Based in Washington, D.C., he is also program manager of ALA's Digital Content Initiative. Alan completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.

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