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Stretching into the future with a national dialogue on public libraries

There has been a lot of talk about the future of libraries. Anyone attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, for instance, could find about 100 sessions referencing the future and ranging from the Committee on the Future of University Libraries to “The Future is Now: Rural Libraries as Innovation Incubators.” But this conversation becomes far more meaningful for libraries ... Read More »

Breaking News: President Obama to Reveal Message to ALA Conference

On Sunday, President Barack Obama will release a special video message to ALA Conference attendees. The special message from the White House will air on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 8:30a.m. in the McCormick Convention Center, room South 100C. President Obama will discuss ways that libraries will serve as places where consumers seek information about the health insurance marketplace that ... Read More »

IMLS, USCIS to Make Announcement at ALA Conference

Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will open the Washington Office Update with a new announcement Saturday, June 29, at 8:30 a.m. as part of the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Susan Crawford, former Special Assistant to President Obama for Science, Technology, ... Read More »

ALA, Ebooks & Digital Content: What’s Next?

ALA Annual Conference, June 29, 2013, Saturday, 1:00 — 2:30 p.m., Convention Center S502: Come to learn about ALA ebook activities and plans from the leadership of ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG). A distinguished panel will then provide views on libraries as publishers and stewards of America’s digital cultural heritage, and how ALA can best advocate for these important ... Read More »

Tech Policy Expert to Talk Libraries at ALA Conference

Telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community this summer at the 2013 Annual American Library Association Conference. Crawford will address conference attendees during the Washington Update session on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 8:30—10:00a.m. in the McCormick Place convention center. Read More »