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ALA Annual Conference Event: Libraries and Mobile Devices: Public Policy Considerations

mobiledeviceslogoMobile technologies are becoming an important tool for libraries to connect users and information. If you’re in Chicago for the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, come check OITP’s program Libraries and Mobile Devices: Public Policy Considerations. This event will take place Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 1:30-3:00pm at McCormick Place West W-192a. Panelists will include:

  • Jason Griffey, Assistant Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Bonnie Tijerina, Digital Collections Services Librarian, UCLA
  • Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Acting Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Eli Neiburger, Associate Director, IT and Product Development at Ann Arbor District Library
  • Tom Peters, TAP Information Services

We’ll explore the current landscape of mobile devices and offer ideas for the future that can leverage mobile in ways to serve users in new and exciting ways. Panelists will discuss challenges posed by the explosion of mobile platforms, including issues of copyright and content licensing, digital rights management and format interoperability, user privacy, and accessibility & design. For those that cannot attend, we’ll be videorecording the session and will make it available online after the conference.

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

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