From 0 to 60: Implement eBooks in Your Library Program in 4 Weeks

Navigating the world of eBooks has been a difficult but rewarding journey for the North East Independent School District. There are many eBook vendors looking to provide content to school libraries, but how do you know which one is best for you? This course will focus on implementing an eBook collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff. With a foundation in understanding eBooks as resources, participants will learn how to incorporate these resources into lessons and units of study. Once learners know what is available and how it all works then create an implementation plan for their own campus/school district including advocating for funds, marketing, and training.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand eBook delivery and acquisition models including locating free and for fee content

  • Understand Digital Rights Management (DRM) and how it has an effect on the use of eBooks in schools

  • Explore the technical needs of various eBook platforms including hand-held devices and including resources into a library catalog

  • Learn how to use eBooks in instructional units

  • Create a step-by-step implementation plan for eBooks on your campus/school district


Richard Hasenyager is the Director for Library Services in North East ISD.  North East ISD is the 2011 National School Library Program of the Year from the American Association of School Librarians and an IMLS Sparks Ignition Grant recipient to create an institutional repository to store student created digital content.  Richard was named as one of 50 librarians to Library Journal's 2011 Movers and Shakers.  He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of North Texas with a research agenda in cataloging, electronic resources, and school library administration.  He has experience working in public, school, and academic libraries as well as an adjunct faculty at the University of North Texas. 

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  • $99 for AASL members
  • $149 for ALA members
  • $225 for non-members
  • $99 for retired AASL members
  • $75 for student AASL members

How to Register


AASL Refund/Cancellation Policy

Space in AASL’s eAcademy courses is limited. Registration cancellations can be made through email (, in writing and postmarked or faxed seven days prior to the course to allow time for another to fill the seat. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Please mail registration cancellations to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS, Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or fax to (312) 280-1538.


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