Integrating Ebooks/readers into your library

Integrating E-Books and
E-Readers into Your Library
A 2-part workshop with Sue Polanka

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30 Central
12:30 Mountain | 11:30am Pacific 

With the exploding popularity of e-books and e-reading devices, librarians are grappling with how to effectively integrate them into their services and collections. Sue Polanka is back by popular demand to present this two-session ALA TechSource workshop on how to go about it. With her practical guidance you will learn how to begin purchasing and lending e-books for your library, and how to purchase e-reading devices for patron use. Among the topics to be explored:

  • How vendors can support your e-book content selection
  • Comparing vendor offerings and interfaces (publishers      and aggregators)
  • Sources for free and public domain e-books for easy      loading onto e-readers

Sue Polanka is the moderator of No Shelf Required, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which won the 2010 Salem Press Library Blog Award for Best Academic Blog. The blog led to the publication of ALA Edition’s best-selling No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries and No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books. She has been a reference and instruction librarian for 20 years at public, state, and academic libraries in Ohio and Texas and is currently the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio.

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