Author Archives: Alan Inouye

A Policy Revolution! can happen only if we work together

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I was quite happy to see last week’s announcement of awardees of IMLS grants for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. No; I didn’t receive a grant. But we are named collaborators on three of them. Such cooperative efforts are key to our policy work, as there is only so much ... Read More »

Learn and network at ALA’s National Policy Convening

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Come join us for ALA’s first-ever National Policy Convening in Washington, D.C. on April 12-13. Given that a new Administration and Congress will be coming to town, it is timely to discuss and debate information policy and the public interest: How can we advance creative and innovative learning for our children? What can be done to advance entrepreneurship and small ... Read More »

ALA seeks candidates for 2016 Google Policy Fellowship

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The American Library Association (ALA) today announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious 2016 Google Policy Fellowship program. The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) began its participation in this program at the program’s founding in 2008. For the summer of 2016, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in ... Read More »

ALA DC Office welcomes U Michigan grad students

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              Once again, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is participating in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program with the University of Michigan’s Information School. The ASB program: Creates the opportunity for students to engage in a service-oriented integrative learning experience; connects public sector organizations to the knowledge and abilities of students through a ... Read More »

ALA’s Charlie Wapner promoted

Charlie Wapner, senior policy analyst, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).

Will serve as senior information policy analyst in Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Please join me in congratulating Charlie Wapner on his promotion from Information Policy Analyst to Senior Information Policy Analyst effective in January 2016. Many of you know Charlie through his leadership on 3D printing. He completed a major report, “Progress in the Making: 3D Printing Policy ... Read More »