School Libraries

Chris Harris appointed OITP Fellow for youth and technology initiatives

Today, we welcome Chris Harris to his latest role for the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Chris will serve as Fellow for the emerging OITP program on Children and Youth Initiatives. In his other life, Chris is the director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, an educational services agency supporting the libraries of 22 ... Read More »

The sweep of fair use guidelines

I occasionally conduct copyright workshops, particularly at state library associations. I like to talk about the purpose of copyright and of course, fair use. At the last conference, after I made some comments about fair use guidelines, a workshop attendee declared, “You are blowing my mind.” (Think about “blowing someone’s mind.” Of course, it is just a saying, but I ... Read More »

Success and empowerment in your library

As my time here as a Google Policy Fellow at the ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) wraps up this week, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and helpful as I’ve launched my Living Stories, Living Libraries digital storytelling project. Earlier this week I was invited to conduct a webinar presentation ... Read More »

Take the (library broadband speed) test by August 8!

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park are extending the deadline for public libraries to gauge the quality of public access to the internet until August 8. The speed test study is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and is supported by the ... Read More »