For immediate release | June 10, 2011

ALA Conference program to address e-books’ impact on library services

WASHINGTON – The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) will hold a program addressing the increasing significance of e-books and their impact on libraries during the ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program, titled “The Future is Now! E-books and Their Increasing Impact on Library Services,” will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 392.

Speakers will provide an overview of the current e-book landscape, address e-book devices, including technical support, highlight a successful library e-book program, and explore the relationships between publishers and libraries.

Presenters include Tom Peters, CEO of TAP Information Services; Chris Harris, coordinator of School Library Systems, Genesee Valley BOCES; Jamie LaRue, director, Douglas County (CO) Libraries; and Peter Brantley, director of the Bookserver Project for the Internet Archive.

WHAT: The Future is Now! E-books and Their Increasing Impact on Library Services

WHO: ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

WHEN: 4 – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 25, 2011

WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 392, New Orleans

Credentialed reporters who plan to attend should contact Jenni Terry, press officer to the ALA Washington Office, at