For immediate release | July 8, 2014

'The Kid- and Teen-Friendly Library'— free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — How can we effectively get children and teens, crucial groups of patrons, into the public library and engaged with library programs and services? “The Kid- and Teen-Friendly Library,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, will discuss this timely topic. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 10 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. Moderator Jennifer Velasquez, coordinator of teen services for the San Antonio Public Library System and a lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at San José State University, will be joined by these expert panelists:

  • Amy J. Alessio, teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township (Ill.) District Library
  • Lana Adlawan, supervising librarian for Teen Services, Oakland (Calif.) Public Library

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand. We look forward to your joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register at, or go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Katie Bane, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-5105. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Rob Christopher, marketing coordinator,, (312) 280-5052.

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