Try out Google Glass at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/22/2014


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

Washington Office


PHILADELPHIA—Come learn about Google Glass, a new device from Google that's worn like a pair of glasses, made of a lightweight frame and tiny display that rests just above your eyes. The American Library Association (ALA) will host Google Glass demonstrations at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia January 25th and 26th in the Grand Hall of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Wilson L. White, public policy manager of Glass at Google, and technical members of the Google Glass Team, will be on hand to talk about the wearable computers while conference attendees try them on!

Google Glass is a hands-free, heads-up display that lets you connect with the Internet for everything from maps, voice search, and video calls to email, calendar, and photos. Demonstrations will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. No reservations needed or accepted.

The demonstration is jointly sponsored by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and Google, Inc.

About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.