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My experience as a Google Public Policy Fellow

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…

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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,…

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The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is live!

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is live! The App Challenge is an annual congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science through local events hosted by the Members of Congress. Between now and November 1, high school students from across the country will be busy creating an…

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Applications for Libraries Ready to Code grants now open

Those of you who signed up for email updates for the Libraries Ready to Code grant program got a sneak peek of the application last Friday. Today, it’s out for the world! Check out the Libraries Ready to Code website for all the details you’ll need to apply. We are…

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