The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) will hold a program addressing the increasing significance of e-books and their impact on libraries during the ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program, titled “The Future is Now! E-books and Their Increasing Impact on Library Services,” will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 392.
Speakers will provide an overview of the current e-book landscape, address e-book devices, including technical support, highlight a successful library e-book program, and explore the relationships between publishers and libraries.
Presenters include Bob Bocher, OITP Fellow and Technology Consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning; Chris Harris, coordinator of School Library Systems, Genesee Valley Board Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Le Roy, N.Y.; Jamie LaRue, director, Douglas County (CO) Libraries; and Peter Brantley, director of the Bookserver Project for the Internet Archive.