Digitization examined in free American Libraries Live broadcast

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/06/2014


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association



CHICAGO — Digitization is not the future of libraries, it’s the present. Whether your institution is a community repository or you need to digitize old materials to save space, the ability to start a digitization project is becoming an essential skill for today’s librarian.  “Digitization and Libraries,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, will examine this rapidly growing area of librarianship.  Please tune in Thursday, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Oct. 9 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. Our panel of experts will discuss how you can get started with digitization and what it means for the future of our profession.

This broadcast is sponsored by lynda.com, an online learning company that helps anyone in any organization learn software, creative and business skills to achieve personal, academic or professional goals. Users get unlimited access to a vast online library of high-quality, current and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized experts and working professionals.

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 at http://goo.gl/Uosx8C, or go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Katie Bane, American Libraries magazine, kbane@ala.org, (312) 280-5105. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Rob Christopher, Marketing Coordinator, rchristopher@ala.org, (312) 280-5052.