ALA Session: eBooks and eReaders: Leveling the Playing Field or Widening the Digital Gap?

Here is information about a session to be held at the ALA conference this Saturday:

E-Books and E-Readers: Leveling the Playing Field or Widening the Digital Gap? – IRRT Paper Session, Saturday, June 28th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Location: Las Vegas Convention Center –

S233 Description: With their ease of distribution and availability in large numbers, E-books and e-readers hold great promise for delivering currency and intellectual content to the information poor. At the same time, digital information is often only available to those who can afford internet access and the technological infrastructure needed to provide that access. This program will feature projects and research illustrating how e-books and e-readers have impacted libraries and readers globally in many different ways.

Speakers: Christina de Castell, Director | Resources & Technology, Vancouver Public Library; Renee Chalut, eLearning Librarian | Digital Services, Vancouver Public Library, Canada; Igwe Ukoha, University Librarian; NOUN, Lagos, Nigeria; Maitrayee Ghosh, PhD, Fullbright Nehru Post Doctoral Fellow, Florida State University; John Hickok, International/Outreach Librarian, California State University in Fullerton; Ai Cheng Tay, Assistant Chief Executive (Public Libraries) and Chief Librarian, National Library Board of Singapore; Grace Sim, Librarian, Public Libraries Group, National Library of Singapore; Ida Fajor Priyanto, Chair, Library Development Board of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Secretary General of Indonesia Association of Academic Libraries.