AL Direct editor discusses special edition

Contact: Steve Zalusky

Manager of Communications



For Immediate Release

January 13, 2009

CHICAGO – In an audio interview, George Eberhart, editor of
American Libraries Direct, the weekly e-newsletter of
American Libraries magazine, discusses the special edition of AL
Direct being released Jan. 20.

The interview can be heard on the Visibility @ your library Web site at

The special edition will describe the many ways the American Library Association (ALA) is involved in dealing with libraries facing a tough economy. “There are many units, offices and divisions in the association that are working with libraries to help them in a variety of ways, and we wanted to put together a special package of news articles and (items) from our Web site that exactly tells what we are doing,” Eberhart said.

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American Libraries is the magazine of the American Library Association.