Suggestions for making the most of Annual Conference offered in new American Libraries Live episode

For Immediate Release
Wed, 05/29/2013


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Editions

American Library Association


CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 6. An expert-led panel will offer suggestions for how they’re going to make the most of attending the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, highlighting a bevy of events and booths to add to your Conference Scheduler. Whether you're attending Conference or not, this is a great opportunity to learn about what's new, what's exciting and what's trending. The hour-long interactive discussion will include the following expert panelists:

  • Marshall Breeding, consultant, library technology expert and editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter for ALA TechSource and creator and editor of Library Technology Guides;
  • Jason Griffey, head of library information technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga;
  • Rebecca K. Miller, information literacy coordinator and college librarian for science, life sciences and engineering at Virginia Tech.

Mackin Educational Resources is proud to sponsor this episode of AL Live. For 30 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades K-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of close to 3 million titles, Mackin supplies print books, e-books, online educational databases, audio books, video resources, along with custom collection analysis services and state-of-the-art eResource management through MackinVIA. For more information, visit

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on-hand.  We look forward to your joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register in advance, or go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

Upcoming episodes include "Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems" (July 30), and "Digging into New Databases" (September 12).  For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Doug Lewis, American Libraries magazine,, (770) 333.1281. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Jill Davis, Marketing Manager,, (312) 280-5418.