Serve More Patrons with Expanded, Unlimited Streaming Video: An American Libraries Live webcast

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/03/2018


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

CHICAGO — In the August episode of American Libraries Live, you’ll hear library industry veterans Jim Schmidt and Brad Gray explain RBdigital streaming video—a new, innovative streaming video service that allows patrons to binge-watch videos without breaking your library’s budget. They’ll discuss how it differs from other offerings available to libraries today, how the trend of binge-watching has impacted your digital services, and how you can serve and reach more patron groups using this service. Jocelyn Bates of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will share her library’s experience with RBdigital, how much their patrons enjoy access to this service, and tips to successfully promote this service to your patrons.

Join us for this free 60-minute webinar on Wed., Aug. 1 at 1:00 pm ET. You can register here.

By participating in this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How the patron landscape has changed: understand how the trend towards binge-watching has impacted how you offer digital services
  • How to offer more content for less: see a unique pricing model that allows for affordable unlimited viewing by your patrons
  • How a library has successfully introduced unlimited streaming video: case study focuses on the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and their experience introducing new streaming video services to their community
  • The range of unlimited streaming services available: see the exclusive services currently offered by Recorded Books covering education, entertainment, health and wellness, and music—all accessed through one mobile app

Panelists for this event include:

  • Jocelyn Bates, Electronic Resources Manager, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
  • Brad Gray, Senior Solutions Engineer, Recorded Books
  • Jim Schmidt, Senior Vice-President Sales and Business Development, Recorded Books

About our panel:

Jocelyn Bates leads, coordinates, and supports the collection and management of electronic resources. She plans and develops promotional content for web and social media. She received her MLS from the University of Arizona in 2007.

Brad Gray works with libraries worldwide to help them improve the patron experience when accessing digital content.

Jim Schmidt started with Recorded Books in 1999 and has worked closely with public libraries over the last 18 years. He has become an industry expert in the digital content services offered in this market.

This webinar is sponsored by Recorded Books.

Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world, with a catalog of more than 35,000 exclusive titles narrated by award-winning actors. In addition to the highest-quality audiobooks, Recorded Books also offers eBooks, magazines, comics, a range of streaming video services, educational offerings, and more. The company’s RBdigital app also delivers the library industry’s broadest array of digital content services to millions of consumers. Founded in 1979, Recorded Books is an RBmedia company.

Recorded Books’ broad offering of diverse streaming video services allows libraries to serve more patron groups. Now, your patrons can access seven video services via the RBdigital app, including movies, TV, concerts, telenovelas, instructional courses, SAT/ACT prep, and more. And the Recorded Books unlimited model enables libraries to save as much as 75% compared to other library vendors.  

American Libraries Live cover the full spectrum of library topics. Each program lasts 60 minutes. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand.  To receive e-mail reminders, register here. 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: Carrie Smith, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-4216. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Colton Ursiny, Administrative Assistant,, (312) 280-5100.