The American Library Association (ALA) Office of Government Relations today announced that Roger Goldblatt, associate bureau chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau, will speak at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Goldblatt will speak at the Washington Update program “Whither Washington?: The 2014 Election and What it Means for Libraries.”
The session takes place from 8:30–10:00a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in room W183A. Goldblatt will join a panel of experts from the ranks of politics and academia in exploring the implications of the November mid-term Congressional elections for America, libraries and library advocacy.
Roger Goldblatt is responsible for the Federal Communication Commission’s consumer outreach and consumer education activities. As an intricate aspect of his position, he works to advance consumer inclusiveness in all Commission activities and significantly improve agency relationships with stakeholders and assure long lasting partnerships. His office oversees and coordinates FCC’s Hispanic, African-American, Asian American, Disability, Rural, Senior, Youth/Schools, Minority and Low-Income outreach efforts.
The FCC’s outreach operation is responsible for all public facing events including FCC workshops, townhalls, hearings and consumer forums.