|The City of Palo Alto|
Public Information Office
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #10/25/07|
|Subject :||Library Technology Expert Michael Porter to Speak at Palo Alto City Hall|
|Contact :||Mary Minto, Division Manager, Library (650) 329-2517|
|Palo Alto, CA – Library technologist, Michael Porter, trainer and author, will share his expertise November 8 from 7–9 p.m. on how public libraries use new digital tools to build communities. His presentation, "Your Library’s Future Has Changed: Technology, Content and Community," will include a look at the web sites of innovative libraries that are using social networking tools and creative implementation to provide access to information and create connections in their communities.|
Michael Porter is Community Associate for WebJunction, an organization funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assist libraries and cultural organizations in meeting their objectives through the effective use of web-based technologies. His professional focus is on technology, community, and training. He co-authors the "Internet Spotlight" column in Public Libraries magazine and is writing a book about effective electronic communities.
The talk will be hosted by the Palo Alto City Library, which is gearing up to develop a library technology plan by early 2008. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Palo Alto Library.
· Date and Time: Thursday, November 8, 2007, 7–9 p.m.
· Place: Council Chambers, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Visit the Library web site at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library for more information.