Join Readex to Hear James McGrath Morris and Steven Daniel at the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference

Will you be attending the American Library Association conference this summer?  If so, make a date with Readex to attend a special breakfast event focusing on the use of digital resources for historical research.

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Featured speakers will include James McGrath Morris, author of the acclaimednew biography Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power (2010), and Steven Daniel, internationally known authority on American government documents. Acclaimed biographer Morris will present A Light on Past Lives: The Illuminating Effects of Electronic Resources on Biographical Research, and celebrated speaker Daniel will offer Dredges, Gunboats, and Mosquitoes: The U.S. Congressional Serial Set and the Building of the Panama Canal.   To be held on Sunday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., this event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington (ALA headquarters hotel ) in the Independence D/E Room. A complimentary breakfast will be offered, and time will be devoted to your comments and questions. Please reserve your seat in advance—seats will not be available at the door. To attend, please email Erin Luckett at by June 18, 2010. More about our speakers: James McGrath Morris  spent five years working on Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power (HarperCollins, 2010). Reviewing Pulitzer in The Washington Post Book World, Jonathan Yardley wrote in March: "There have been other biographies of Pulitzer. . . but James McGrath Morris's is the best. It is authoritative, lucid and fair to its complicated subject." Morris’s previous books include The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption and Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars. He is also the editor of the monthly Biographer’s Craft and one of the founding members of the Biographers International Organization. Steven Daniel is Senior Editorial Consultant for the Readex digital edition of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. Daniel has delivered more than 40 lectures on research using government publications and related archival materials during the past several years, including The Transcontinental Railroad Then and Now; A Pigeon, a Beaver and a Buffalo Go Into a Bar; and The Serial Set Goes to the Movies. He is the former Editorial Director of the Congressional Information Service (CIS) and LexisNexis Academic and Library Solutions.

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