For immediate release | December 14, 2015

Free webcast on virtual reference

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Virtual Reference— will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 14. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries and can be viewed from your home, library or on the go.

Reference work continues to be a huge part of the foundation of librarianship. Like many other library services, more and more of it is conducted online. Our expert panel will be exploring virtual reference–what it means, how it is changing, and the best practices for those getting started.

You can pre-register for this free 60-minute event at, or go to at the time of the event.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes and view archives at

American Libraries is the magazine of the American Library Association and the voice of the profession. Subscriptions to the print magazine and the enewsletter AL Direct are included in ALA member dues.


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing