Dr. Yoonmo Sang: OITP Research Associate

Dr. Yoonmo Sang, newly appointed Research Associate with OITP.

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Yoonmo Sang will be working with ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) as a Research Associate effective October 5, 2015. This fall, Dr. Sang will build on the work from his doctoral dissertation “Copyright and the Future of Digital Culture: Application of the First Sale Doctrine to Digital Copyrighted Works.” One of his ... Read More »

Really rockin ARSL conference in Little Rock

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I just returned from the 2015 conference of the Association of Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) held in Little Rock. Wow! The enthusiasm, energy, creativity, and collegiality of these librarians are extraordinary—and especially so, given the very limited resources that many of them have available to serve their communities. And ARSL itself is on a fine upward trajectory, concluding their ... Read More »

Spectrum, Wi-Fi and LTE-U: Where goes the neighborhood?

Tablet and smartphone on top of a laptop.

Modern libraries are dynamic community keystones. People of all ages traverse their stacks, computer labs, makerspaces and common areas throughout the course of a day—creating, working and learning. Many elements combine to make them such valuable assets, but one in particular serves as lifeblood in the digital age: broadband internet connectivity. With the E-rate modernization proceeding at the FCC in ... Read More »

Candidates should focus on community anchors

Libraries serve everyone in the community, photo courtesy of Cherry Hill Public Library

Libraries: The quintessential community organization in the digital age Given the critical role of local communities to our nation’s economic strength, ALA’s Alan Inouye, director of the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), is urging the presidential candidates to make communities, and specifically libraries in their role as community anchors, a central part of the candidates’ campaign conversations. Libraries are ... Read More »

ALA congratulates Dr. Kathryn Matthew

Dr. Kathryn Matthew, Director, IMLS

U.S. Senate confirms Matthew as Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Washington, DC— In a statement, American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman commented on the United States Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew as director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). “We commend President Obama on Dr. Matthew’s appointment and the U.S. ... Read More »