People in the News 7/16/13

Linda Lord

Linda Lord (photo: Maine Crime Writers)

Digital Dispatches’   reports that “Maine State Librarian (and ALA E-rate Task Force Chair) Linda Lord will be the voice of libraries to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on July 17 when it holds a hearing on strengthening the E-Rate program and expanding access to the latest digital technology and learning tools in our libraries and schools. The hearing is timed to coincide with the July 19 Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at which Commissioners will consider an E-rate Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)

“We are pleased Commerce Committee Chair John D. Rockefeller IV invited Linda and ALA to participate in this national forum,” said Jeff Kratz, Assistant Director, ALA Office of Government Relations. “This is a wonderful recognition of our leadership on behalf of libraries and our communities in the E-rate program and is an important opportunity to showcase how libraries bring together critical internet access with a host of learning opportunities for K12 students and the general public.”

The article goes on to thoroughly explain what is a stake for libraries at this Senate e-rate hearing.

Publishers Lunch reports among a number of other personnel changes that Ken Brooks, who recently left his position at Cengage as Senior Vice President, global production and manufacturing services to focus on his consulting company, has now joined McGraw Hill Education as their svp, global supply chain management…

 

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