Earlier this month, ALA announced
the opening of the application process for the 2016 Google Policy
Fellowship program. Consider this post a friendly reminder that *applications
for the program are due on Friday, March 25th *(that’s right, just *three
days* from today).

The program is a great opportunity for graduate students to gain experience
working on information policy within the dynamic beltway ecosystem. As we
mentioned in the announcement, Fellows work on a wide gamut of issues that
may include digital copyright, e-book licenses and access, future of
reading, international copyright policy, broadband deployment, online
privacy, telecommunications policy (including e-rate and network
neutrality), digital divide, open access to information, free expression,
digital literacy, the future of libraries generally, and more.

This summer, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks learning about
national policy from ALA’s Washington Office staff, and completing a major
project. Google provides the $7,500 stipend for the summer, but the work
agenda is determined by the ALA and the selected fellow. Throughout the
summer, Google’s Washington Office will provide an educational program for
all of the fellows, such as lunchtime talks and interactions with Google
Washington staff.

Johnna Percell, a graduate of the College of Information Studies at the
University of Maryland, served as our fellow last summer
Margaret Kavaras, our fellow from the summer of 2014, now serves as an
Office for Information Technology Policy Research Associate.

ALA encourages all interested graduate students – and especially those in
the library science and information fields – to apply for the program.
Further information on the program is available here

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Don Wood
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