Check Out E-Readers! Sacramento Public Library Did It and You Can Too! On-Demand Webinar

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoSacramento (Calif.) Public Library received a $100,000 grant from the California State Library to form a partnership with Barnes & Noble and develop a plan to successfully check out e-readers to the public. In six short months, a committee of nine figured out collection challenges, copyright and CIPA issues, how to train 250 staff, manage public interest that exceeded expectations, and conduct a rigid assessment program.

Watch this on-demand webinar and learn new ideas about how to implement an e-reader lending program at your library.

This archived webinar was originally presented September 21, 2011.

Running time: 1 hour, 2 minutes

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Receive a detailed overview of Sacramento Public Library’s E-Reader program
  • Understand the challenges and rewards of offering an e-reader loan program
  • Receive tips on how to successfully implement a similar program at their own library
  • Know what challenges to anticipate going forward, including managing digital content that is owned by the library

Who Should Purchase

Library directors, technology managers, and circulation managers or anyone interested in learning more about e-readers and e-books and their role in the library.

Panelists

Denise Davis
Deputy Library Director
Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library

Megan Wong
Technology Librarian
Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library

Amy Calhoun
Electronic Resources Librarian
Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library

Joseph Spink
Library Services Assistant
Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library

Manya Shorr
Outreach & Community Services Supervisor
Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library

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.