On June 6, Brian M. Clark will begin an internship with ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) for the summer. Brian just completed his junior year at Elon University in North Carolina where he is majoring in media analytics and minoring in business administration. At Elon, Brian has completed coursework in Web and mobile communications, Creating multimedia content, Applied media/data analytics, Media law and ethics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Accounting.
Not surprisingly, Brian’s projects this summer will focus on social media and the web generally and how ALA can better leverage communications technologies to achieve more effective policy advocacy. In addition, Brian will participate in selected D.C. activities and ALA meetings to develop some appreciation of public policy advocacy and lobbying. Activities include attending hearings of the Congress and/or federal regulatory agencies and attending events of think tanks and advocacy groups. Such participation might be in conjunction with ALA’s Google Policy Fellow Nick Gross, who will also be in residence this summer.
Please join me in welcoming Brian to ALA, the Washington Office, the realm of information policy, and libraryland.