ALCTS 2007 President's Program features Peter Morville

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2006

ALCTS 2007 President's Program features Peter Morville

CHICAGO - Peter Morville, author of "Ambient Findability" and president and founder of Semantic Studios, will speak at the 2007 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) President's Program entitled "Libraries And Findability: Elegant Hacks For Our Future Description: A talk by Peter Morville."

The ALCTS President's Program will be held Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. It is the final event in the ALCTS 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Peter Morville is widely recognized as a father of the information architecture field. He serves as a passionate advocate for the critical role that findability plays in defining the user experience. His company, Semantic Studios, is a leading information architecture, user experience and findability consultancy.

Morville's latest book, "Ambient Findability," (O'Reilly, 2005) explores search, wayfinding, marketing, information interaction, literacy, librarianship, authority and culture at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet. He is also co-author (with Louis Rosenfeld) of the best-selling book, "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web" (O'Reilly, 2002, 2nd ed.), named "Best Internet Book of 1998" by Amazon and "The Most Useful Book on Web Design on the Market" by usability guru Jakob Nielsen.

He holds an advanced degree in library and information science from the University of Michigan's School of Information, where he now serves on the faculty.

An internationally distinguished speaker, Morville provides keynotes and seminars on such topics as user experience, knowledge management, information architecture, and findability.

His work has been featured in many publications including
Business Week, The
Fortune, MSNBC, and
The Wall Street Journal.
Peter blogs at
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The 2007 ALCTS President's Program is made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Elsevier.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association