Tag Archives: Roger Levien

Alan’s NYC Adventure

I spent much of last week in New York City as part of the American Library Association (ALA) advocacy effort regarding ebooks. These meetings with publishing executives are described in my post on the American Libraries magazine’s E-content blog. However, I also engaged in some other activities during this trip. I had the pleasure of participating in Jim Neal’s retirement ... Read More »

New American Libraries supplement examines major trends in digital content

Leading library visionaries and experts discuss trends in digital content technology and the current state of library ebook lending in “Digital Discoveries,” a new digital supplement from American Libraries magazine. Developed by ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), the digital supplement examines the ways that public and school libraries are defining their roles in the evolving digital publishing environment in ... Read More »

Confronting the Future Goes Global

At the heart of the ALA Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century (also known as the “Future of Libraries”), are the policy briefs and perspectives reports produced and disseminated by the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Our most recent policy brief Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library, released in 2011, has had ... Read More »

“Future of Libraries” Gets High Profile at Worcester Public Library

On May 8, 2012, Worcester Public Library, the second largest public library in Massachusetts, enjoyed both political and intellectual support for its strategic planning. ALA President Molly Raphael addressed the Library Board to provide perspectives on directions for public libraries. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, a long-time supporter of libraries and a former president of the Worcester Library Board ... Read More »