For immediate release | March 6, 2012

'Transforming Libraries' webinar with R. David Lankes to kick off ALA President’s Empowering Voices initiative

CHICAGO – Join a conversation on “Transforming Libraries” at a free webinar from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Visionary professor R. David Lankes, author of the award-winning “Atlas of New Librarianship,” and Barbara Stripling, co-chair of ALA President Molly Raphael’s Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities initiative, will host a webinar designed to stimulate conversation about harnessing the evolving role of libraries and strengthening the librarian’s voice to help shape community perception.

This is the first in a series of Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities webinars that will showcase how libraries around the country are engaging communities. More information is available at

Registration for the March 8 webinar is mandatory. Visit to sign up today.



Jaclyn Finneke