Office for Information Technology Policy
1615 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-2520
The Office for Information Technology Policy advances ALA’s public policy activities by helping secure information technology policies that support and encourage efforts of libraries to ensure access to electronic information resources as a means of upholding the public’s right to a free and open information society. It works to ensure a library voice in information policy debates and to promote full and equitable intellectual participation by the public.
- E-rate cookies and the future of library broadband
- ALA urges swift action on E-rate reforms
- ALA calls for leap forward in E-rate goals; streamlined program
- State-wide library consortiums: Are you sure you’re getting the best deal?
- E-rate: 900 questions and several late nights later
- 2013: The Summer of E-rate
- Maine State Librarian touts E-rate successes at Congressional hearing
- Public Libraries: A Lifeline to Technology Resources
Digital content & ebooks
- ALA defines new ebook goals
- How libraries are evolving in the new digital realm
- Bestselling authors call for library ebook lending
- Right now: ALA ebook media toolkit available
Our office & the future of libraries
OITP produces and disseminates publications to inform and engage national policy makers, the library community, and other relevant communities. These publications address the range of OITP issues that includes copyright, public and open access to information, library connectivity, telecommunications policy, privacy, and the future of libraries.
OITP’s work focuses on three areas: public access to information, network and connectivity issues, and the role of America's libraries in the 21st century. In addition to these three areas of expertise, OITP maintains a Fellows Program in order to hear from experts in related fields and stay abreast of cutting edge issues facing libraries today.