For immediate release | January 6, 2011

Potential of e-readers as literacy tools to be explored at Midwinter

CHICAGO - From 10:30 a.m. to noon PST on Sunday, Jan. 9, the ALA Committee on Literacy's Research-to-Practice Discussion Group will examine e-readers as literacy learning tools, during "E-readers and Literacy for All: A Vision for the Future," at ALA's 2011 Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The session will be held in the California C room at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle.
Midwinter attendees are invited to join committee members and literacy advocates as they explore the unique opportunity that public, school and academic libraries have to influence and drive the development of e-reader technology.
Moderated by Beth Friese of the Committee on Literacy, the group will review the latest research and recommendations from the Carnegie Corporation, identify issues and challenges in the field and help define the role of libraries in this important and timely discussion.
Admission is free and open to all Midwinter attendees.


John Amundsen