Jonathan Band received a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1982 from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985. From 1985 to 2005, Mr. Band worked at the Washington, D.C., office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, including thirteen years as a partner. Mr. Band established his own law firm in May, 2005. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and California and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Federal, and District of Columbia Circuits.
Dr. John Carlo Bertot is Professor and Director of the Center for Library Innovation at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. From 1995-2008, John served on the faculties of Florida State University, the University at Albany, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Bertot teaches and conducts research in the areas of information and telecommunications policy, with an emphasis on the planning, development, and evaluation of e-government services.
Dr. Bertot is a co-principal investigator with Professor Charles McClure on annual surveys examining the use of the Internet by public libraries, which are funded by the Foundation. Dr. Bertot completed his Ph.D. at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies in 1996.
Jennifer M. Bishop is a publication designer and project manager with more than 10 years of experience supporting government and nonprofit organizations. She has directed major publication development efforts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.As a program associate for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, Ms. Bishop lent creative and editorial support to more than 25 committee-authored reports and developed print and online promotional materials. Ms. Bishop earned a B.F.A. from Cornell University.
Nancy Bolt is President of Nancy Bolt & Associates. She served as Colorado State Librarian from 1987-2005, and was active in designing and administering library development programs including information literacy services, the Colorado Digital Library, and assisting Colorado libraries to obtain computers and internet connectivity. Ms. Bolt has served on ALA’s Executive Board and International Relations Committee. Ms. Bolt received her MLS from the University of Missouri in 1970.Ms. Bolt has worked internationally to train librarians from other countries in the areas of advocacy, community outreach, working with government entities, and strengthening library associations.
Trained in cultural anthropology and new media, Amelia received her M.A. from the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture, Toronto, Canada. Amelia is co-Director of DeepTech.org, a research consultancy that focuses on the social and environmental impacts of information and communications technologies. She is a co-author of the FCC-commissioned study, Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities, which is being revised and expanded into a book. The study was utilized by the FCC in the construction of its National Broadband Plan. Amelia's work has been supported by the University of Helsinki, the Social Science Research Council, the Community Wireless Infrastructure Research Project, by Design eLab, and other public interest research projects and institutions. Her research has been published in journals such as Telematics & Informatics, Policy & Internet, and the Journal of Community Informatics. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center of Fordham University, New York, NY.
Jennifer Hendrix is currently engaged as a contract researcher and event coordinator for the American Library Association’s Office of Information Technology Policy. Her work includes conference planning and research activities for OITP policy areas including America's Libraries in the 21st Century, and Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights.
While attending the University of Maryland's School of Library Sciences, Jennifer worked as the project coordinator for OITP from 1999 to 2003. In addition to handling day-to-day administrative functions, Jennifer managed and tracked grant funds, and coordinated conferences, committee meetings, and special events.
Prior to earning her M.L.S., Jennifer had a decade of experience working as a project coordinator and administrative assistant. At Southern Living Magazine, her duties included the management and production of a live, traveling cooking show and concurrent production of local newspaper inserts promoting show advertisers and participating companies.
At Source Media, Inc., Jennifer was promoted from executive assistant to Manager of Investment Relations, responsible for financial press releases and road shows in addition to regular communications with the public, board of directors and potential investors.
Jennifer has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado and a M.L.S. from the University of Maryland. She currently works from home while caring for a husband and two children.
Judy Hoffman is a communications specialist providing expertise in project management, marketing, and public relations. She has served as project manager for the Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study, funded by the American Library Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grant activities included leading qualitative research, writing and production of the study report, and dissemination of study results.
Previously, Ms. Hoffman served as marketing specialist for the North Suburban Library System, a state agency supporting public, academic, school, and special libraries in the Chicago suburbs. She also held positions in the satellite communications and advertising industries in Chicago and New York. As a member of the League of Women Voters, Ms. Hoffman has a decade of experience coordinating candidate forums, voter registration, and voter education events. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois.
Dr. Charles R. McClure is the Francis Eppes Professor of Information Studies at the College of Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He was selected as the first recipient of an Eppes endowed chair at FSU in 1999. From 1986-1999 he was at Syracuse University School of Information Studies - the last five as Distinguished Professor. He teaches courses in planning/evaluation of information services, U.S. government information policies, evaluation of networked services, library/information center management, and research methods. He completed his Ph.D. in Library and Information Services from Rutgers University.
As Director of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University he and the Institute staff work on a range of funded research projects, promote interdisciplinary research efforts at the university and with other organizations, and actively participate in various information policy debates and initiatives at the state and federal level. The Information Institute, founded in 1999, provides a highly visible and active research arm of the College of Information. Between 1999 and 2006 the Information Institute has received some $4.3 million in funded research.
He has conducted research on a range of library planning, evaluation, and management topics. He served as the principal investigator for the Public Library Development Project, funded by the Public Library Association, which resulted in the 1987 ALA publication, Planning and Role Setting for Public Libraries and Output Measures for Public Libraries, 2nd ed., both of which McClure is a co-author. Since that time he has published numerous books and papers on these topics.
Linda Schatz is President of EdTech Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm providing expertise in education and information technology, education and library funding, and project management. Previously, Ms. Schatz was the Vice President of Outreach and Education for the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company. As Vice President, Schatz was responsible for applicant services.
Prior to her work with the E-rate program, Schatz was responsible for the design and implementation of the Iowa Communications Network and led the Michigan Information Network, providing E-rate training and statewide technology services to education and library agencies throughout the state of Michigan. She holds a master’s degree from Drake University.
Rick W. Weingarten
Dr. Fred (Rick) Weingarten is a policy consultant and former Director of OITP. He has held dual positions as Senior Policy Fellow for the ALA and Director of Public Policy for the Computing Research Association (CRA), a scientific association of academic Computer Science and Engineering Departments and industrial research laboratories. For five years, he served as the first full-time Executive Director of CRA.
Before joining CRA, Dr. Weingarten served as Manager of the Communication and Information Technologies Program at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment, an agency of Congress responsible for performing technology policy studies. He was responsible for over thirty studies on issues involving computers and communication systems. Dr. Weingarten completed a B.S. in engineering at the California Institute of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics and computer science at Oregon State University.
John Windhausen, Jr
John Windhausen, Jr. is President of Telepoly Consulting, which provides legal and regulatory advice for a variety of telecommunications firms and non-profit associations. From 1999 to 2004, he served as President of the Association for Local Telecommunications Services, the leading trade association representing the facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carriers. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as General Counsel for the Competition Policy Institute, a consumer-oriented advocacy organization promoting competition for energy and telecom services.
Mr. Windhausen served for 9 years (1987-1996) as Senior Counsel and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, where he helped draft the 1992 Cable Act and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He began his career at the FCC as a staff attorney from 1984-87. Mr. Windhausen graduated from Yale University and the UCLA School of Law.