This week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Nick Gross will serve as a Research Associate in its Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In that role, Nick will provide policy research assistance on copyright, telecommunications, and the other issues within the OITP portfolio. In particular, he will work on various initiatives related to ALA’s policy advocacy efforts to influence the presidential transition teams and incoming officials in the next Presidential Administration.
Nick just completed a term as ALA’s Google Policy Fellow, during which he explored diverse areas of information policy, such as copyright law, e-book licenses and access, information access for underserved populations, telecommunications policy, digital literacy, online privacy, the future of libraries, and others. Google, Inc., pays the summer stipends for the fellows and the respective host organizations determine the fellows’ work agendas.
Nick Gross is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Media & Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specializing in media law and policy. He completed a J.D. at the University of Miami School of Law and was a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and is a member of the California Bar.