Tag Archives: Maureen Sullivan

Space is limited: ALA’s first virtual town hall on ebooks

Want to learn more about the current digital publishing climate or hear about efforts made by the American Library Association to advocate for library interests in the book world? Register now for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, a free interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m.-12:00p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. ... Read More »

Wind at our backs

In late September, leaders from the American Library Association met (for the eighth time) with publishers and related organizations to discuss ebook library lending issues. ALA delegation members–which included ALA President Barbara Stripling and Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and leaders from ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group–met with executives at Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, the ... Read More »

Getting Ebooks in Libraries: Register Now for the Virtual Town Hall

For the past two years,the American Library Association has worked with publishers, authors and vendors to advocate for fair library ebooks lending practices. Now, ALA leaders are encouraging others to 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 ... Read More »

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 »

Bestselling authors call for library ebook lending

Today, Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association, announced the launch of “Authors for Library Ebooks,” a new initiative that asks authors to stand with libraries in their quest for equitable access to e-books. Bestselling authors Cory Doctorow, Ursula K. Le Guin and Jodi Picoult are helping kick off the campaign. The campaign represents an extension of the ALA’s ... Read More »