50th Anniversary Events

ALCTS 2007 President's Program Features Peter Morville

Peter Morville, author of Ambient Findability and president and founder of Semantic Studios, will speak at the 2007 ALCTS President's Program entitled "Libraries And Findability: Elegant Hacks For Our Future Description: A talk by Peter Morville."

The ALCTS President's Program will be held Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.-Noon during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. (please note: the location will be announced in a future issue of ANO). It is the final event in the ALCTS 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Morville is widely recognized for his work in the field of the information architecture. He serves as a passionate advocate for the critical role that findability plays in defining the user experience. His company, Semantic Studios, is a leading information architecture, user experience and findability consultancy.

Morville's latest book, Ambient Findability, (O'Reilly, 2005) explores search, wayfinding, marketing, information interaction, literacy, librarianship, authority and culture at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet. He also co-authored with Louis Rosenfeld the best-selling book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (O'Reilly, 2002, 2nd ed.), named "Best Internet Book of 1998" by Amazon and "The Most Useful Book on Web Design on the Market" by usability guru Jakob Nielsen.

Morville holds an advanced degree in library and information science from the University of Michigan's School of Information, where he now serves on the faculty. An internationally distinguished speaker, Morville provides keynote addresses and seminars on topics such as the user experience, knowledge management, information architecture, and findability. His work has been featured in many publications including Business Week, the Economist, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. Morville blogs at findability.org. Find his website at www.semanticstudios.com.

The 2007 ALCTS President's Program is made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Elsevier.