The ebook revolution expands

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/21/2014


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

Washington Office


PHILADELPHIA—Over the past year, what has the American Library Association (ALA) done to improve access to ebooks and other digital content? Hear about recent ALA Digital Content Working Group activities at the 2014 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The session, "ALA and Digital Content: DCWG Directions and the Author-Library Relationship," will take place Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 1-2:30p.m., in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 201 C.

As part of the program, a leading panel of library and publishing experts will discuss the best ways that libraries can bring together authors and readers in the digital age. Panelists will explore new opportunities for collaboration between libraries and authors. Additionally, members of the Digital Content Working Group will update session attendees on ALA activities since the 2013 Annual ALA Conference.

Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Robert Wolven, co-chair, ALA Digital Content Working Group, and associate university librarian, Columbia University
  • Peter Brantley, director, Scholarly Communications,
  • Ginger Clark, literary agent, Curtis Brown LTD, New York City, and representative, Association of Authors’ Representatives
  • Sari Feldman, co-chair, ALA Digital Content Working Group, and executive director, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library
  • Alan S. Inouye, director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, Washington, D.C.


About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.