OITP

Libraries Ready to Code adds capacity

Student and instructor participating in Ready to Code progamming

[[Guest post by Linda Braun, CE coordinator for the Young Adult Library Services Association has been involved with ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative since it’s start, serving as project researcher and now assisting with the administration of the Phase III grant program.]] The Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) team is growing by one! Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Associate Professor, College ... Read More »

ALA appoints Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As senior fellows, they will provide strategic advice on our national policy advocacy. Jon Peha is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Department of Electrical and ... 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 »

ALA appoints Alisa Holahan OITP Research Associate

Alisa Holahan, 2017 Google Policy Fellow

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Alisa Holahan will serve as a Research Associate in its Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In that role, Alisa will provide policy research assistance on copyright, telecommunications and E-rate and other issues within the OITP portfolio. Alisa just completed her term as ALA’s Google Policy Fellow for 2017, during which she ... Read More »

My experience as a Google Public Policy Fellow

From left to right, Emily Wagner, information manager for the Washington Office, Alisa Holahan, ALA's 2017 Google Public Policy Fellow, and Alan Inouye, director of the Office for Information Technology Policy.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the American Library Association’s Washington Office participation in the Google Public Policy Fellow program. We were lucky to host Alisa Holahan, JD, a graduate student at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, over the summer. Read on to learn more about her experience working with the Office for ... Read More »