E-Book Action: Inform and Inspire Your Community

How do you respond when patrons ask why there aren't more e-books at the library? It's not an easy question. Turn your (and your patron's) frustration into action. View this archived recording of the free, 90-minute webinar and learn about two creative e-book campaigns initiated by libraries, as well as a comprehensive communications template kit to help you develop your own! You'll find new strategies for reaching out to your community members not only to explain why libraries have limited e-book collections but also to enlist their help in improving e-book access.

This webinar is presented into four parts. First you hear from Jo Budler about an e-book awareness initiative the State Library of Kansas has developed on Facebook. Second is two representatives, Lisa Bitney and Mary Getchell from Pierce County Library System in Washington discussing the system’s postcard and e-mail public action campaign. Third is Vailey Oehlke from the Multnomah County Libraries and Larra Clark from ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy sharing the work of the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group, including an e-book communications toolkit that you can get started using right now. Fourth and final is a Q&A with all the presenters.

Originally presented December 18, 2012.

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