For immediate release | June 2, 2016

Leaders to talk library ebook lending market changes at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla.—What has changed in the library ebook lending environment in the past year? A panel of library and publishing experts will provide an update on the library ebook lending market and discuss best ways for libraries to advance library access to digital content at the 2016 American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. The session, “Digital Content Working Group—Update and Future Directions,” takes place from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Library leaders from ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) will provide an update on the DCWG’s activities. The event features an expert panel that will focus on future directions for the working group. The ALA Digital Content Working Group was established by ALA leadership to address the greatest digital opportunities and challenges for libraries.
  • Carolyn Anthony, director, Skokie Public Library, and co-chair, American Library Association Digital Content Working Group
  • Michael Blackwell, director, St. Mary’s County Library, Leonardtown, Md.
  • Todd Carpenter, executive director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
  • Erika Linke, associate dean, University Libraries and director, Research & Academic Services, Carnegie Mellon University, co-chair, American Library Association Digital Content Working Group
  • Trevor Owens, senior program officer, National Digital Platform, Institute for Museum and Library Services
WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Orange County Convention Center
Room W205
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer, American Library Association’s Washington Office, at


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

American Library Association

ALA Washington Office