For immediate release | May 14, 2015

Experts to discuss library digital content reading habits at 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—Join a panel of Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and American Library Association (ALA) leaders at this year’s 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco when they discuss the results of a newly-released study on public library patrons’ use of digital content.

During the conference session “Digital Content in Public Libraries: What Do Patrons Think?” panelists will discuss the results of a new study by the BISG and ALA that was designed to provide invaluable insight into how readers interact with e-books in a library environment. The session takes place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Moscone Convention Center in room 131 of the North Building.

The digital content survey was developed to understand the behavior of library patrons, including their use of digital resources and other services offered by public libraries. The study examined the impact of digital consumption behaviors, including the adoption of new business models, on library usage across America.


  • Kathy Rosa, director, Office for Research and Statistics, American Library Association
  • Carrie Russell, program director, Public Access to Information, Office for Information Technology Policy, American Library Association
  • Nadine Vassallo, project manager, Research & Information, Book Industry Study Group

WHEN: Sunday, June 28, 2015, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Moscone Convention Center

North Building, Room 131

747 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the ALA’s Washington Office, at


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

ALA Washington Office