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Online discussion sponsored by ALA’s Washington Office: “Political Connections: The Long Road Ahead”

A colleague of mine just alerted me to a press release issued by the American Library Association. Here’s the excerpt that I thought would be of special interest to FGI readers:

The next installment in the series of ALA President Jim Rettig’s ALA Connections Salons will be an online discussion with Emily Sheketoff, associate executive director of ALA’s Washington Office, and Vic Klatt, ALA’s political consultant and former staff director of the House Education and Labor Committee. The discussion entitled “Political Connections: The Long Road Ahead” will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 21, 2008.

Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL) Coordinator Tom Peters will begin the hour with an interview with Sheketoff and Klatt. Both professionals will talk about President-Elect Obama’s Administration, the new Congress and what these changes in Washington portend for libraries during a period-a year, a term and beyond-marked by extraordinary challenges.

As the time of this posting, I cannot locate the press release on ALA’s website, but I’ll edit this entry as soon as I have a reliable link. It appears you can participate in this salon by going to OPAL’s master schedule.

[Edited to add: The press release can be found here.]

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