Author Archives: Emily Wagner

Washington Office’s copyright expert, puzzle master recognized

Here’s something you may not know about the Washington Office’s in-house copyright expert Carrie Russell: Carrie loves puzzles. On the first floor of the Washington Office, Carrie always has a jigsaw puzzle in progress. And, in her office on the second floor, she’s spent the last 18 years trying to untangle the field’s bigger knots. Carrie — who is being ... Read More »

Latino Cultures platform from Google is a new library resource

Latino Cultures, a new platform from Google, is a new library resource for libraries offering Spanish-language and Latino-oriented materials and programs.

This post originally appeared on The Scoop. Libraries across the country are working in a variety of ways to improve the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 58.6 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the US and build a diverse and inclusive profession. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on September 15, Google ... Read More »

Message from Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code Book Cover

Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, has taught computing skills to and inspired more than 10,000 girls across America. At the opening general session of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference this past June, Reshma spoke about Girls Who Code, how they are working to teach 100,000 girls to code by the end ... Read More »

ALA celebrates 10 years of Google Policy Fellows

Last Friday, we said goodbye to our 2017 Google Policy Fellow Alisa Holahan. The week before her departure, she and OITP hosted a lunch and discussion for this year’s cohort of Google Policy Fellows. Similar to the six Policy Fellows lunches we have hosted in the past (in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011), the gathering was an opportunity ... Read More »