MLA Conversations: Ebooks and Public Policy, with Andrea Berstler, Michael Blackwell, & Alan Inouye

Event Start Date: Friday, July 9, 2021 - 3:00 pm

Event End Date: Friday, July 9, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual

You can register for the next episode of Maryland Library Association’s MLA Conversations, Friday, July 9, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern (Episode 54). This will be our final episode of the weekly series!MLA Conversations Logo

We will learn about how the ebook public policy landscape is continuing to change. We’ll discuss the passage of the Maryland law requiring publishers to license ebooks to libraries under reasonable terms, DPLA’s recent agreement with Amazon Publishing to make their ebooks available to U.S. libraries, and other developments on the horizon. Our guests are:

  • Andrea Berstler, Executive Director, Carroll County Public Library; Chair, Maryland Library Association’s Legislative Panel
  • Michael Blackwell, Director, St Mary’s County Library; ReadersFirst
  • Alan Inouye, Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations, American Library Association

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