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ALA seeks candidates for Google Policy Fellowship

We are pleased to participate in the Google Policy Fellows program for 2013 . OITP began its participation at the program’s founding in 2008 and thus this will be our sixth year in this excellent initiative. For the summer of 2013, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn about national policy ... Read More »

Where we are failing our kids

Here’s a story that slaps you in the face. An eighth grader is working on a school paper and using Internet-based resources to presumably do some of his research. Good so far, right?  Unfortunately the Wall Street Journal article, “The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s,” takes a hard turn and shows us the student’s Internet options mostly run out after his ... Read More »