I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Yoonmo Sang will be working with ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) as a Research Associate effective October 5, 2015. This fall, Dr. Sang will build on the work from his doctoral dissertation “Copyright and the Future of Digital Culture: Application of the First Sale Doctrine to Digital Copyrighted Works.” One of his major activities is to assist ALA in developing a formal articulation and refinement of its copyright strategy for the digital age. In addition, Yoonmo will be participating in presentations and discussions on digital copyright, telecommunications, and the digital divide. He will also be involved in media studies within the Washington area.
Yoonmo recently completed his Ph.D. in Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, after completing other degrees in journalism, law, and media studies at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Sang is widely published in outlets that include the International Journal of Communication, Telematics and Informatics, American Behavioral Scientist, Speech & Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Media Law, Ethics, and Policy, Journal of Medical Systems, and the Korean Journal of Broadcasting & Telecommunications Research. In January 2016, he will be joining the faculty of Howard University.
I look forward to Dr. Sang’s contributions to ALA and the national library community as well as to overall information policy work here in Washington, D.C.