Information Access Seminar

Whiplash: Library & Education Public Policy in the Covid Era

2021-10-22T15:10:00 - 2021-10-22T17:00:00
Friday, October 22, 2021
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Alan S. Inouye

With the profound changes in daily life caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there also have been radical changes in the U.S. political and policy environment. Historic levels of federal spending are accompanying the pandemic. The questioning of pre-pandemic norms and practices in the library & education sectors is also taking place. This session will explore this policy evolution, how policy-making and lobbying have evolved during the pandemic, and engage in a discussion of future directions for these sectors and public policy.

This seminar will be held both online & in person. You are welcome to join us either in South Hall or via Zoom.

For in-person participants

Face masks are required indoors at all times at UC Berkeley, regardless of vaccination status.

For online participants

Online participants must have a Zoom account and be logged in. Sign up for your free account here. If this is your first time using Zoom, please allow a few extra minutes to download and install the browser plugin or mobile app.

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Alan S. Inouye is senior director of public policy & government relations for the American Library Association and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously he was the coordinator of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee in the Executive Office of the President, and a study sirector and interim board director at the National Academy of Sciences.

Alan completed his Ph.D. in library and information studies at the University of California, Berkeley with a dissertation on “The External Social Networks of Software Designers.”

Last updated: October 11, 2021