ALCTS 2007 President's Program features Peter Morville

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS
For Immediate Release
April 17, 2007

ALCTS 2007 President’s Program features Peter Morville

CHICAGO - Peter Morville, author of “Ambient Findability” and president of Semantic Studios, will speak at the 2007 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) President’s Program, “Ambient Findability: Librarians, Libraries and the Internet of Things,” Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom South of the Renaissance Hotel during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The President’s Program is the final event in the ALCTS 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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

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. Morville also is co-author (with Louis Rosenfeld) of the best-selling book (over 100,000 copies sold), “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.

Morville 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 Economist, Fortune, MSNBC, and The Wall Street Journal. He blogs at Visit his web site at:

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.