For immediate release | June 17, 2013

Susan Crawford to anchor the Washington Update at ALA Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Susan Crawford, telecommunications policy expert and former White House official, will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Crawford will address conference attendees during the Washington Update session from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in the McCormick Place convention center.

Crawford is the author of "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age." She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired magazine. Additionally, Crawford is a Roosevelt Institute Fellow and a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.

Crawford focuses on a broad range of information policy that includes open government policy, internet law and communications law. While working for the Obama Administration, Crawford served as a special assistant to the president for science, technology and innovation policy. Currently a professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School, Crawford also is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Michigan.

The 2013 ALA Annual Conference will take place from June 27–July 2, 2013, in Chicago. Learn more about the conference at

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