For immediate release | May 20, 2014

ALA to host e-government panel at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—Every year, more and more people are turning to libraries for job assistance and e-government tasks. Library leaders are encouraged to participate in “Libraries and E-government,” an interactive program that will take place during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The session, which will explore e-government tools that libraries are using to serve their patron’s government information needs, takes place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N260.

A panel of experts will detail effective e-government services during the program. Session speakers include Eunice Anderson; acting chief of the Neighborhood Library Services at the Enoch Pratt Free Library; Homa Naficy, chief adult learning officer of the Hartford Public Library and director of The American Place; and Shaney T. Livingston, director of the Alachua County Library District.

Additionally, panelists will discuss Lib2Gov, a new e-government website that helps librarians better serve the government information needs of their communities. Lib2Gov provides a dedicated space where librarians can share materials, lesson plans, tutorials, stories, and other e-government content. The website offers a variety of resources from government agencies and organizations, including information on immigration, taxation, social security and healthcare.

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center (Room N260), 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHO:

-Eunice Anderson, acting chief of the Neighborhood Library Services at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

-Shaney T. Livingston, director of the Alachua County Library District

-Homa Naficy, chief adult learning officer of the Hartford Public Library and director of The American Place

REGISTER: To attend the conference session, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the American Library Association’s Washington Office, at jwright@alawash.org.

Contact:

Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

Washington Office

jwright@alawash.org

202-628-8410