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 residence at the ALA office in Washington, D.C. to learn about national policy and complete a major project.
Applications are due by Friday, March 15, 2013. ALA encourages all interested graduate students to apply and, of course, especially those in library and information science-related academic programs. Apply now: http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/index.html
The fellows work in diverse areas of information policy that include digital copyright, e-book licenses and access, future of reading, international copyright policy, broadband deployment, telecommunications policy, open access to information, free expression, digital literacy, online privacy, the future of libraries generally, and many other topics.
The Google Washington office will provide an educational program for all of the fellows, such as lunchtime talks and interactions with Google Washington staff. The day-to-day work agenda of the fellowship will be under the full control of ALA and the fellow.
OITP began its participation at the program’s founding in 2008. Last year, Derek Attig of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign served as the 2012 Google Fellow. Further information about the program and host organizations is available at the Google Public Policy Fellowship website.
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