ALA announces Google Policy Fellow for 2017

Alisa Holahan, 2017 Google Policy Fellow

Alisa Holahan will serve as ALA’s 2017 Google Policy Fellow. Holahan is a candidate for the Master of Science in Information Science degree at the School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin. Previously, she completed her J.D. at the University of Texas Law School where she graduated with honors.

I am pleased to announce that Alisa Holahan will serve as ALA’s 2017 Google Policy Fellow. She will spend ten weeks in Washington, D.C. working on technology and internet policy issues through the library lens. As a Google Policy Fellow, Holahan will explore diverse areas of information policy, such as copyright law, 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.

Holahan is a candidate for the Master of Science in Information Science degree at the School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin. Previously, she completed her J.D. at the University of Texas Law School where she graduated with honors and served as Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. Holahan also completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas.

Since September 2016, Holahan has served as a Tarlton Fellow at the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas. She has interned twice in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Holahan is licensed to practice law in Texas.

ALA is pleased to participate once again in the Google Policy Fellowship program as it has from its 2007-8 inception. We look forward to working with Alisa Holahan on information policy topics that leverage her strong background and fight for library interests with the Trump Administration and U.S. Congress.

Find more information the Google Policy Fellowship Program.

About Alan Inouye

Alan S. Inouye is the director of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Previously, he was the coordinator of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee in the Executive Office of the President and a study director at the National Academy of Sciences. Alan completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.

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