Connect with your digital readers in YALSA’s July "E-Readers and Your Library" webinar

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/05/2011

Contact:

Eve Gaus

CHICAGO — For many teens, reading isn’t confined to the printed page; more devices support a variety of applications and other access mechanisms for connecting teens with a range of content. Join Wendy Stephens as she discusses the latest in e-readers in YALSA’s July 14 webinar, to be held at 2 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will address strategies for librarians providing access to both free and subscription-based texts and technical and logistical support for teens reading on the screen, be it a computer, mobile device or dedicated e-reader. Youth services professionals will consider ways to maximize the e-reading experience, experiment with free resources and bridge the digital divide with the lowest-common denominator file format.

Registration is now open at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars.  Webinars cost $29 for students, $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals and $195 for groups (unlimited participants). Registration is open at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars. Questions can be sent to Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at egaus@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens.  For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail, yalsa@ala.org.