Author Archives: Alan Inouye

The future of the MLS: New report from the University of Maryland

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Last summer, the iSchool at the University of Maryland launched the Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. The premise is that future professionals in library and library-related fields will likely need fundamentally different educational preparation than what is provided by current curricula. Based on an extensive body of research, outreach, and analysis, yesterday the iSchool released its report Re-Envisioning the MLS: Findings, ... Read More »

So, what does a Google Policy Fellow actually… do?

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Guest post by Johnna Percell, 2015 Google Policy Fellow I have spent much of my time over the past few weeks answering that question. From well-meaning family members curious about my unfamiliar career trajectory to strangers caught off guard by my answer to the classic DC introductory question – “And what do you do?” Typically telling them that I’m working ... Read More »

Libraries for Tomorrowland

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[The following article was written by Christopher Harris, director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership in New York. Chris also serves as a Youth and Technology Fellow for the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).] “Miles from Tomorrowland,” a relatively new show from Disney Junior, has plotted a course to bring computer ... Read More »

Univ. of Md. information policy students visit the Washington Office

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In late April, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office had the pleasure of hosting 14 graduate students from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. These students—all with interests in information policy—came to learn and discuss the wide range of our policy work and how we approach it—and enjoy a buffet of Chinese food. ALA Washington ... Read More »