Sunday, March 07, 2004

Audiobook Expo

The Alliance Library System and the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center are pleased to announce an exciting event – “Audio E-Book Expo: Exploring Digital Books and Content” on Friday, October 29 at Alliance Library System East Peoria. Put this date on your calendar to join us as we explore where the library field has been and where it is going in the area of audiobooks for everyone – adults, children, the visually impaired, the learning disabled, and more. Experts will share the latest in web-based ebook management systems, handheld players, and collaborative projects. Key-note speakers include: Tom Peters of TAP Information Systems, Steve Potash, CEO of Overdrive, Inc., and Jenny Levine, “the Shifted Librarian”,Suburban Library System. Other speakers include Jane Chamberlain, Adult Services Manager at Bloomington Public Library, Lori Bell, Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, Sharon Ruda, Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service, and Diana Sussman of Southern Illinois Talking Book Center. There will also be time for exhibits and ideas! Cost for the day is only $25.00 which includes lunch. For more information, contact Lori Bell at the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, at (309)694-9200, ext. 2128 or lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com.

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