Register today for this webinar (part of a PLA series) that will present a basic look at the e-book devices your customers are using, as well as some tips and tricks for using the devices and lending them out to the public. Hear a brief overview of the available library e-book platforms and ideas for training both your staff and your patrons. This webinar is recommended for public librarians who are new to working with customers and their e-books or those who would like a refresher. Also, anybody interested in hearing about staff and patron training on e-books will benefit from attending.
At the conclusion of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Gain insight into the current popular e-book devices that library patrons are using including Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers, and tablets/mobile devices
- Review some of the current e-book platforms and learn the pros and cons of those, including Overdrive, 3M, and Baker and Taylor Blio
- Learn methods for training staff and for teaching patrons about using e-books at the library
- Learn methods for starting a circulating e-reader collection at the library
Who Should Attend
- Public librarians new to working with e-book patrons or those who would like a refresher
- Public librarians interested in hearing about staff and patron training on e-book usage
Lynnanne Pearson is the manager of adult popular services at the award-winning Skokie Public Library in northern Illinois. An avid reader, Lynnanne is a big fan of e-books as she can finally carry dozens of books in her purse without the subsequent shoulder ache. In addition to becoming the favorite librarian of seniors whose grandchildren gift them with e-readers, Lynnanne, in the last 2 years, has trained staff and patrons on e-readers and e-books. She organized and oversees the circulating collection of e-readers at her library and does collection development for the downloadable e-books. Lynnanne has presented at many library conferences and is thrilled to present this E-Books 101 workshop.
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
- 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern
- 1:00–2:00 PM Central
- 12:00–1:00 PM Mountain
- 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Pacific