Get back to basics with the PLA 'E-Books 101' webinar

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/10/2012

Contact:

Amy Sargent
Manager, Marketing
Public Library Association (PLA)
1-800-545-2433 ext.5024
asargent@ala.org

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on Apr. 17, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “E-Books 101: A Look at Devices, Platforms, and Training Ideas,” designed for libraries just beginning their e-book programs or for new library staff that need to get up to speed on digital collections.

Instructor Lynnanne Pearson, manager of adult popular services, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library, will provide an overview of e-readers and lending platforms available to public libraries. She will also provide some insights to get started on training library staff and building an e-reader and e-book service in a public library.

"E-Books 101: A Look at Devices, Platforms, and Training Ideas" is the first in the four-part e-book program, "Public Librarian's Guide to E-Books:  A PLA Webinar Series." This series features something for libraries at every stage of e-book adoption. Save when you register for all four webinars! The cost to attend the entire series is $99 (PLA Members), $115 (ALA Members) and $129 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for the entire series for $379.

Registration for the single webinar, “E-Books 101: A Look at Devices, Platforms, and Training Ideas,” costs $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for individual webinars for $129.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at www.pla.org. PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.