NEWS RELEASEThe City of Palo Alto
Public Information Office
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

10/25/2007

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.


 


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