Author Archives: Alan Inouye

Reminder: Last chance to apply for Google summer fellowship

One of the Google Fellows

The American Library Association’s Washington Office is calling for graduate students, especially those in library and information science-related academic programs, to apply for the 2015 Google Policy Fellows program. Applications are due by March 12, 2015. For the summer of 2015, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in Washington, D.C., to learn ... Read More »

ALA seeks candidates for 2015 Google policy summer fellowship

Google Policy Fellows

The American Library Association (ALA) today announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious 2015 Google Policy Fellows program. The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy began its participation eight years ago at the program’s founding. For the summer of 2015, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in Washington, D.C., ... Read More »

National Impact of Library Public Programs

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Within the library community, we understand the value of public programming—at least from an experiential perspective, seeing how our users benefit. But how can we understand the benefits and challenges of public programming systematically across libraries, and ultimately at a national level? The National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), a project of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public ... Read More »

Alan’s NYC Adventure

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I spent much of last week in New York City as part of the American Library Association (ALA) advocacy effort regarding ebooks. These meetings with publishing executives are described in my post on the American Libraries magazine’s E-content blog. However, I also engaged in some other activities during this trip. I had the pleasure of participating in Jim Neal’s retirement ... Read More »

ALA to host copyright policy discussion in Washington, D.C.

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#174601328 / gettyimages.com The way we access and use information in the digital age is fundamentally mediated by copyright policy. For several decades, this policy has been largely shaped by commercial interests. However, in the last three years, several court decisions have been more protective of public access to information and accommodating to the needs of the education, research, and ... Read More »