Building the New Nostalgia: Making the Case for Why Libraries Matter

Friday, June 26, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Yerba Buena Salon 09
Moderator: Carol Coletta, VP of Community and National Initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Moderator: John Bracken, VP of Media Innovation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Speaker: Dale Dougherty, Founder and Executive Chairman, Maker Media
Speaker: Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Speaker: John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy
Speaker: Meaghan O’Connor, Assistant Director, Programs and Partnerships, District of Columbia Public Library

The new book “BiblioTech” argues that libraries are crucial institutions for serving Americans’ 21st century information needs, but that they are also at risk. Librarians and their allies explore how we can best position libraries to thrive in the digital age by leveraging existing—and new—assets amid dwindling government support.

John Palfrey will be signing copies of BiblioTech during the ALA/ERT Exhibits Opening Reception at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation booth #3731 from 5:30pm – 6:00pm

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:20am PDT
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