Cory Doctorow to present LITA President's Program

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/11/2013

Contact:

Mary Taylor
Executive Director
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
1-800-545-2433 ext.4267
mtaylor@ala.org

CHICAGO — Cory Doctorow will present “More than a book-lined Internet Café: LITA President's Program” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th in Chicago. 

Zoe Stewart-Marshall, LITA President, welcomes Cory Doctorow to present the LITA President’s program.  Doctorow is a digital rights activist, science fiction writer and Boing Boing co-editor.    Stewart-Marshall said “More than a book-lined Internet Café” promises to be a lively, thought-provoking talk on how libraries can and do stand on the front lines of the debate over the role of free information, and free information technology in ensuring the healthy maintenance of a free society.  And yes, he will talk about DRM.”  

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of young adult novels like “Pirate Cinema” and “Little Brother” and novels for adults like “Rapture of the Nerds” and “Makers.”   He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

The LITA President’s program is part of “Sunday Afternoon with LITA” at the ALA Annual Conference.   “Sunday Afternoon with LITA” begins with the LITA awards presentations, followed by the popular Top Technology Trends panel discussion, and culminates with the LITA President’s Program. 

Details on all LITA Annual Conference programs and events are available on the LITA website.

 

About LITA

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership of over 3,000 systems librarians, library technologists, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.  For more information, visit www.lita.org.