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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…

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OITP Fellow Bob Bocher Selected for U.S. UCAN Advisory Council

The United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) has selected Bob Bocher, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow, to sit on the organization’s first U.S. UCAN Advisory Council. UCAN is an Internet2 program that works with regional research and education (R&E) networks to connect community anchor institutions, such…

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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 OITP portfolio. Attig previously worked for the technology policy unit…

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Thanking a Friend

Bob Bocher
Bob Bocher

Often the first step in preparing a retirement celebration is to ask colleagues and friends to share stories about the person retiring. It’s not often that you receive more stories than can possibly be incorporated into a two minute speech at the goodbye and good luck party.

This was definitely the case when we announced Bob Bocher’s retirement from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to our various committees and friends of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). I ended up with enough for several retirements and am hardly going to be able to do justice to the many well-wishers, and hand-wringers at-the-thought-of-losing-Bob’s-expertise contingent. So I’m going to need some extra space…

Most often people asked at the end of their email, “Will Bob still stay involved with OITP?”

Fortunately we do not have to worry. Bob will continue on as an OITP Fellow and we are already rubbing our hands together thinking of the things we can send his way.


Renee Hobbs named as Fellow at ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has named Dr. Renee Hobbs as its most recent OITP Fellow. Her term extends through 2012. Dr. Hobbs is one of the nation’s leading authorities on media literacy education and is the author of Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting…

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