E-Books and Libraries: What’s Next? On-Demand Webinar

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoWebinar 4 of "Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books: A PLA Webinar Series" (Spring 2012)

Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries director, Jamie LaRue is not content to wait for a resolution to the public library e-book borrowing/lending model to appear, and instead has been forging a new way forward, experimenting with innovative alternatives to the options currently available to public librarians. LaRue discusses the current environment and also details his library’s inventive approach to providing e-book services, an approach that generally sidesteps the standard operating model. In addition, he shares his experience working with independent publishers and other ideas you can replicate at your library.

This archived webinar was originally presented May 8, 2012.

Running time: 59 minutes

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Hear an overview of the current library/e-book/publisher environment and insights into what the future of this relationship is shaping up to look like
  • Learn about a viable alternative to the traditional e-book model
  • Learn about alternative methods for procuring e-books
  • Gain insight into how these alternative ideas might be replicated at their libraries

Who Should Purchase

Public librarians interested in understanding the full complement of procurement options when developing their library/e-book borrowing and lending models.

Instructor

Jamie LaRue has been the director of the Douglas County Libraries, headquartered in Castle Rock, Colo., since 1990. He is the author of The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges, and wrote a weekly newspaper column for over 25 years. He was the Colorado Librarian of the Year in 1998, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Business Person of the Year, and in 2007 won the Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom. Jamie is a frequent keynote speaker for library associations. He has been a featured presenter for regional workshops, facilitator and presenter for staff days, a last-minute panelist, and a moderator and master of ceremonies for everything from debates to awards dinners.

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

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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.