For immediate release | June 17, 2013

Education technology trends and the role of the school librarian

WASHINGTON, D.C.— How do trends in education such as "bring your own device," social networking and collaborative learning spaces influence how students learn and how educators teach? In what ways can school librarians take advantage of these technologies and the interest in using them in K-12 education to support student learning long-term?

Learn how public policy shapes K-12 education by attending "National Public Policy, School Libraries, and Technology," an interactive session that will take place during the 2013 Annual ALA Conference in Chicago from 3 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Convention Center room N427BC. The session is hosted by the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy.

Participants will hear from experts about current trends in technology and education as they relate to school libraries. Speakers include Michelle Luhtala, department chair of the New Canaan (Conn.) High School Library, and Lisa Perez, network library coordinator of the Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries. The session will be moderated by Stacy Lickteig, who is a school librarian for Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools and serves as a member of the Office for Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee.

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.


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

American Library Association

Washington Office