For immediate release | June 12, 2013

'ALA, Ebooks, and Digital Content: What’s Next?'

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Take part in the ebook library lending discussion at this year's Annual Conference in Chicago. Join ALA’s Digital Content Working Group and learn about ALA ebook activities and plans from a distinguished panel of leaders during the session “ALA, Ebooks, and Digital Content: What’s Next?” The session will take place from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Convention Center room S502.

The session will focus on the topics included in the recently released American Libraries digital supplement “Digital Content: What’s Next?” Copies of the digital supplement will be available at the session.

Panelists will provide views on libraries as publishers and stewards of America’s digital cultural heritage and discuss ways that ALA can best advocate for these important library interests.

Panelists include:

  • Sari Feldman, executive director of the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library and DCWG co-chair. Feldman co-authored the digital supplement “Digital Content: What’s Next?”;
  • Nate Hill, assistant director of technology and digital initiatives, Chattanooga (Tenn.) Public Library;
  • Alan S. Inouye, director of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy. Rebecca Kennison, director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University;
  • Clifford Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information;
  • Robert Wolven, Columbia University librarian and DCWG co-chair. Wolven will moderate the panel.

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

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American Library Association

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