January 27, 2022

ALA Will Hold Virtual Town Hall About Libraries and Ebooks on October 23rd

You can register for the ALA Town Hall here. The program is scheduled to last one hour.

From the American Library Association:

Join the ebook library lending discussion by registering for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m. – noon Central time Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

National advocacy on library ebook lending is one of ALA’s major policy initiatives and success stories during the past two years. ALA members will have the opportunity to join ALA President Barbara Stripling, Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and the leadership of the ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) to learn about ALA ebook activities, plans and future directions. Panelists will provide views on the current digital publishing climate and discuss ways that ALA can better advocate for important library interests.

The virtual town hall will also explore emerging subjects in the ebook lending arena, including digital preservation, self-publisher engagement and libraries as publishers. An audience question-and-answer period will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Panelists include:

  • Barbara Stripling, ALA president;
  • Maureen Sullivan, ALA immediate past president;
  • Keith Michael Fiels, ALA executive director;
  • Sari Feldman, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and DCWG co-chair;
  • Robert Wolven, associate university librarian of Columbia University and DCWG co-chair;
  • Alan S. Inouye, director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy.
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.