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Last Week to Apply: ALA Google Policy Fellowship

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy is seeking applicants for the 2013 Google Policy Fellows program. As part of the annual summer fellowship, the selected fellow will receive a $7,500 stipend and spend 10 weeks in

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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

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OITP Appoints Attig as Research Associate

Today, the ALA appointed University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign doctoral student Derek Attig as Research Associate for the organization’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As part of the OITP Fellows Program, Attig will work on varied aspects of the

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Google fellows connect over lunch and libraries

This summer, when I haven’t been attending hearings and panels, or writing about bookmobiles, I’ve been joining the rest of the Google Policy Fellows at Google’s DC office for occasional events. They’ve been interesting opportunities to learn more about the

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What Can You Learn from a Bookmobile in an Oil Crisis?

In 1973, to protest United States support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo that led to widespread gasoline shortages in the U.S. and around the world. While many

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