For immediate release | March 9, 2015

Future of libraries, live webcast

CHICAGO — What do you envision for future libraries? Jason Griffey will moderate this week's episode of American Libraries Live, for a 1-hour discussion of the future of the library. They will discuss their hopes, visions, and the challenges we will face in the next 5-10 years.

The next broadcast of American Libraries Live is airing at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 12 and will cover the topic of "The Future of Libraries." This free, streaming video broadcast can be viewed from your home, library or on-the-go.

Our expert panel includes moderator, Jason Griffey, head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The rest of our panel includes:

  • Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, Coordinator for Library Sustainability at the Mid-Hudson Library System
  • Ben Bizzle, director of technology at Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library
  • Andromeda Yelton, member of the founding team at Gluejar

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 you 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: Zaheya Hasan, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-4216. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Liz Steiner, marketing manager,


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing