E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future

E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future
with Mirela Roncevic
4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, September 2
Roncevic has been involved with e-books and e-readers since their emergence. In this new eCourse she presents the foundation you need to make e-books work for your library and your career. Along with a brief history, you will learn how e-books function within libraries while exploring file formats, delivery mechanisms and lending policies.
This course includes the following topics:
• Defining e-books and understanding how they work
• Where e-books are available and how are they delivered and distributed
• How e-books are used in libraries—in physical branches, digital branches, library websites, and in classrooms
• The current issues relating to e-books in libraries and what you need to know to be prepared for the future
Mirela Roncevic is an independent writer, editor and content developer recognized for spearheading a number of initiatives in the LIS field, including the overhaul of reference coverage in Library Journal. She has also managed publications of LIS books and newsletters and developed free online resources for librarians, including The Library Grants Center. At the forefront of the e-book revolution since its infancy, she managed Library Journal’s first e-book reviews column in 1999 and is a consultant for e-content producers, advising them on positioning their products in libraries while working closely with librarians.