For immediate release | May 20, 2014

Sen. Jim Webb to address 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—The midterm elections are steadily approaching, and libraries need to be prepared. Want to learn more about how the November elections will affect libraries? Don’t miss this year’s “Washington Update” session at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, where former Virginia Senator Jim Webb will detail the upcoming national election season and the ways that libraries and library funding will be affected. The session takes place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center N259/261.

Called a potential presidential candidate by the Washington Post, Webb has been a combat Marine, a counsel in Congress, an assistant secretary of defense and Secretary of the Navy, an Emmy-award winning journalist, an accomplished filmmaker and an author of ten books. Before serving in the Senate, Webb served in Congress as counsel to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. In 1984, Webb, was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, and in 1987 became Secretary of the Navy. Webb's American war-drama film "Rules of Engagement” held the top slot in U.S. box offices in 2000. He has written nine books, including “Born Fighting” and “Fields of Fire.”

Sen. Webb will sign copies of his new book "I Heard My Country Calling."

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 8:30–10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center (Room N259/261), 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109


-Former Senator Jim Webb

REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the American Library Association’s Washington Office, at


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

Washington Office