JAMES G. NEAL, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, TO SPEAK AT THE NEW YORK STATE CULTURAL EDUCATION CENTER
The New York State Cultural Education Center will welcome the President of the American Library Association, James G. Neal, for a free talk on libraries in the 21st century on April 25th at 6:30 p.m. The discussion is part of the New York State Library’s Speakers Forum in celebration of its bicentennial this year. The program is open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/programs/ .
James Neal is University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University. Previously, he served as the Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, and he held administrative positions in the libraries at Penn State, Notre Dame, and the City University of New York. Mr. Neal is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and is also a consultant and published author, focusing on the areas of scholarly communication, intellectual property, digital library programs, and library cooperation.
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, the mission of ALA is and has always been “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”
The New York State Library, Museum, and Archives are programs of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany. The State Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm. The State Library and Archives are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information about the New York State Library, call (518) 474-2274 or visit the New York State Library website: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov .