For immediate release | September 24, 2013

Participate in the ALA Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Join the ebook library lending discussion by registering for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m. - noon Central time Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Register now.

National advocacy on library ebook lending is one of ALA’s major policy initiatives and success stories during the past two years. ALA members and library supporters will have the opportunity to join ALA President Barbara Stripling, Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and the leadership of the ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) to learn about ALA ebook activities, plans and future directions. Panelists will provide views on the current digital publishing climate and discuss ways that ALA can better advocate for important library interests.

The virtual town hall will also explore emerging subjects in the ebook lending arena, including digital preservation, self-publisher engagement and libraries as publishers. An audience question-and-answer period will immediately follow the panel discussion. A link to the archived webinar will be distributed to all town hall registrants.

Panelists include:

  • Barbara Stripling, ALA president;
  • Maureen Sullivan, ALA immediate past president;
  • Keith Michael Fiels, ALA executive director;
  • Sari Feldman, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and DCWG co-chair;
  • Robert Wolven, associate university librarian of Columbia University and DCWG co-chair;
  • Alan S. Inouye, director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy.

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About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 58,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.


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Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

American Library Association

Washington Office