From 0 to 60: Implement E-books in Your Library Program in 4 Weeks

Navigating the world of e-books has been a difficult but rewarding journey for the North East Independent School District. There are many e-book 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 e-book collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff. With a foundation in understanding e-books 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 Outcomes

  • Understand e-book 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 e-books in schools

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

  • Learn how to use e-books in instructional units

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

Who Should Attend

The course is open to current, personal members of AASL. Not a member? Join here.


Richard Hasenyager is the Director for Library Services for the New York City Department of Education and the New York City School Library System where leads the library program for over 1.1 million students and 1,800 schools. Previously he was the director of library services for the North East Independent School District and a school-based librarian in Houston and Katy, Texas. Richard is completing is 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.



$25.00 (The course is open to current, personal members of AASL. Not a member? Join here.)

How to Register

This course is not being offered at this time.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


Registrants successfully completing the course may request a Certificate of Completion for 12 contact hours.


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