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ALA Invites Applications to the 2009 Google Policy Fellowship Program

The ALA Washington Office will be participating again in the Google Policy Fellowship program for the summer of 2009. The first class of fellows worked for ten weeks this past summer at ALA Washington and at other public interest organizations involved in debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright reform, online privacy, and open government. In particular, ALA encourages master’s and doctoral students in library and information studies with an interest in national public policy to apply for this fellowship. We expect 2009 to be an especially exciting time to be in Washington…

Those selected as fellows for the 2009 summer will receive a stipend to spend ten weeks contributing to the public debate on technology policy issues — and ALA’s fellow will focus on these issues from the perspective of the library community. The participating organizations from 2008 include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, and Public Knowledge. Six additional organizations will participate in the 2009 summer program: Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, The Citizen Lab, Creative Commons, Future of Music Coalition, Progress and Freedom Foundation, and Technology Policy Institute.

Check out more details and the application, which is due by Friday, December 12, 2008.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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