For immediate release | April 8, 2013

Polanka and others on the present and future of Ebooks in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 18 with a new episode. Ebook expert Sue Polanka, author of “No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries” and “No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books,” will lead an interactive discussion focusing on what ebooks and their exploding popularity mean for libraries and librarians everywhere.

The hour-long episode, “The Present and Future of Ebooks,” will feature a panel of ebook pioneers, including:

  • Jamie LaRue, director of the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, one of America’s innovators in making ebooks available to patrons;
  • Scott Wasinger, vice president of sales for Ebooks and Audiobooks at EBSCO Publishing, who has been involved with eContent since the early days of commercial ereaders.

EBSCO is proud to sponsor this episode of AL Live. EBSCO host databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. For more information, visit

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand. We look forward to your joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register at, or just go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Doug Lewis, American Libraries magazine,, (770) 333.1281.


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