ALA President Elect discusses State of America’s Libraries in Webinar

Contacts: Macey Morales / Jennifer Petersen

ALA Media Relations

312-280-4393 / 5043 /


For Immediate Release

April 20, 2010

CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) President-Elect Roberta Stevens participated in a 90 minute Webinar recently that detailed key findings from the just released ALAState of America’s Library report. The report, released annually by the ALA Public Information Office (PIO), has the latest library trends and research findings. Â

The Webinar focused on the growing demand for library services and the shrinking resources to support them. Stevens discussed how during one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression, Americans continue to turn to their libraries in increasing numbers for access to resources for employment, continuing education and government services.

The Webinar was developed by the SirsiDynix Institute and can be viewed at Â

For more information on the 2010 State of America’s Libraries Report, please visit: or contact Macey Morales, ALA media relations manager, at 312-280-4393,, or Jennifer Petersen, ALA PR coordinator, at 312-280-5043,