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Tech Policy Expert to Talk Libraries at ALA Conference

Susan CrawfordTelecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community this summer at the 2013 Annual American Library Association Conference.

Crawford will address conference attendees during the Washington Update session on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 8:30—10:00a.m. in the McCormick Place convention center.

Crawford is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired magazine. Additionally, Crawford is a Roosevelt Institute Fellow and a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.

She focuses on a broad range of information policy that includes open government policy, internet law, and communications law. While working for the Obama Administration, Crawford served as a Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.

Currently a professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School, Crawford also is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Michigan.

The 2013 ALA Annual Conference will take place from June 27—July 2, 2013, in Chicago. Learn more about the conference at

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