For immediate release | February 12, 2016

Free webcast: Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Mar. 10. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries and can be viewed from your home, library or on the go.

On the next episode of AL Live, we’ll be talking about eBooks and Audiobooks. With the explosion of digital library resources, patrons increasingly expect their library to offer a wide variety of both eBooks and Audiobooks. Our expert panel will discuss the state of eBooks and Audiobooks in libraries from both a technology and collection development standpoint.

Our panel for this episode includes:

  • Jamie LaRue: Director of American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Former library director of Douglas County Libraries.
  • James Pletz: Executive Director of The Library Network consortia in Michigan.
  • Veronda Pitchford: Program Director for eRead Illinois (a statewide shared eBook collection on the Axis 360 platform); Director of Membership Development and Resource Sharing at RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System); Co-chair of the ASCLA consortial eBooks interest group; and named a LJ Mover and Shaker in 2005.
  • Mark Eaton: Director of Sales for ODILO (North America & Australia)

You can pre-register for this free 60-minute event at, or go to at the time of the event.

We are pleased to have ODILO as a sponsor for this episode of AL Live. As one of the leading eBook and eAudio providers in Europe and Latin America, ODILO offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library digital and print materials. ODILO is dedicated to working closely with customers in order to develop the market's most innovative and creative library solutions.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes and view archives at

American Libraries is the magazine of the American Library Association and the voice of the profession. Subscriptions to the print magazine and the enewsletter AL Direct are included in ALA member dues.


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing