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Webinar Reminder: Confronting the future of public libraries

Public libraries now confront formidable challenges. The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity.

A range of possible responses will be presented as contrasting visions: physical vs. virtual library; individual vs. community focus; portal vs. archive service; collection vs. creative approach.

Join us to hear about this new report from ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. This session features the report’s author Dr. Roger Levien, OITP Fellow. Perspectives from the field will be provided by Maxine Bleiweis, Westport Public Library, and Marc Gartler, Madison Public Library.

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. EDT


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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.


  1. Sue Heskin Sue Heskin

    Will this webinar be archived somewhere?

  2. Yes it will. As soon as the webinar is uploaded to the video hosting service we use, we’ll post it here so stay tuned and thanks for reading.

  3. Nancy Nancy

    I too would love to see the archive. Any idea when it will be uploaded?

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