Washington Office Update

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Breakout Session I
Saturday, Jan 8 from 8:30am - 10am

ALA’s Washington Office will bring together experts for an analysis of the 2010 elections and what the impact will be on libraries in both the short and long term, at the Washington Office Breakout Session I: “New Congress/New Challenges,” Saturday, January 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

“Turning the Page on E-books: Exploring the Impact of Digital Books on Library Services,” Saturday, January 8, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., will investigate information technology issues associated with ­e-books. The moderated panel discussion with key stakeholders, including librarians, publishers, and vendors, will tackle the challenges and opportunities e-books present to libraries and their patrons. Attendees will have a chance to win a Sony eReader or Barnes and Noble Nook.

Breakout Session II
Saturday, Jan 8 from 10:30am - Noon

Washington Office Breakout Session II: “Major Changes in E-rate,” Saturday, January 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, will provide information about e-rate and how to master the changes in the current e-rate program with John Noran, Schools and ­Libraries Division, Universal Service Administrative Company. He will explain the changes brought by the Federal Communications Commission’s Sixth Report and Order.