E-Books 101 – A Look at Devices, Platforms, and Training Ideas On-Demand Webinar

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoWebinar 1 of "Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books: A PLA Webinar Series" (Spring 2012)

Join Lynnanne Pearson, manager of adult popular services, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library for a basic look at the e-book devices your customers are using as well as some tips and tricks for using the devices and lending them out to the public. Hear a brief overview of the available library e-book platforms and ideas for training both your staff and your patrons.

This archived webinar was originally presented April 17, 2012.

Running time: 53 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Gain insight into the current popular e-book devices that library patrons are using including Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers, and tablets/mobile devices
  • Review some of the current e-book platforms and learn the pros and cons of those, including Overdrive, 3M, and Baker and Taylor Blio
  • Learn methods for training staff and for teaching patrons about using e-books at the library
  • Learn methods for starting a circulating e-reader collection at the library

Who Should Purchase

  • Public librarians new to working with e-book patrons or those who would like a refresher
  • Public librarians interested in hearing about staff and patron training on e-book usage

Instructor

Lynnanne Pearson is the manager of adult popular services at the award-winning Skokie Public Library in northern Illinois. An avid reader, Lynnanne is a big fan of e-books as she can finally carry dozens of books in her purse without the subsequent shoulder ache. In addition to becoming the favorite librarian of seniors whose grandchildren gift them with e-readers, Lynnanne, in the last 2 years, has trained staff and patrons on e-readers and e-books. She organized and oversees the circulating collection of e-readers at her library and does collection development for the downloadable e-books. Lynnanne has presented at many library conferences and is thrilled to present this E-Books 101 workshop.

Dates & Times

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Technical Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

How to Purchase

Purchase from the ALA Store:

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.