Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study Webinar

July 27, 2010

Sponsored by American Libraries, yesterday's Office for Research and Statistics webinar offered an hour-long look at the 2009-2010 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study, published as the Spring 2010 AL digital supplement. Researchers Denise Davis, ORS director, and John Carlo Bertot, professor and director of the Center for Library and Information Innovation at the University of Maryland, presented, with ORS Project Manager Larra Clark moderating. Available free, the archived webinar can help librarians use these statistics to support local funding and advocacy initiatives. Additional information is available in:



Honorary Spectrum Co-Chair Charles Ogletree

Harvard Law Professor and Honorary Spectrum Presidential Initiative co-chair Charles Ogletree talks to American Libraries Associate Editor Pamela A. Goodes about the importance of diversity in libraries, the role of libraries in his life, and what he'd like to say to former students Barack and Michelle Obama.

Annual Conference 2010 Wrap-Up

A 4-minute overview of speakers and events at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference, including: Mango Languages CEO Jason Teshuba. Author Sharon Draper, one of the participants in ALA President Roberta Stevens's "Our Authors, Our Advocates" initiative. Author and Auditorium Speaker Series speaker Junot Diaz. Spectrum Honorary Co-Chair Charles Ogletree. StoryCorps Founder and Auditorium Speaker Series speaker Dave Isay. Book Blogger and special guest Laura Rodgers. Author and Auditorium Speaker Series speaker John Grisham.