Your Neighbor is a Writer: Curating a Local E-book Collection

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Multnomah County (OR) Library's Library Writers Project engages with the writing community while promoting library staff as curators of books worth your time.

A free PLA 2018 post-conference on-demand webinar

Since 2015, Multnomah County (OR) Library has been providing a way for patrons to contribute to its e-book collection, bringing authors visibility while offering compelling local content to its patrons. The Library Writers Project engages with the writing community while promoting library staff as curators of books worth your time. We’ll walk through the project inception and execution, and discuss the place of self-published works in collection development and the role of librarians as tastemakers.

Originally presented May 29, 2018.

This is the second of two free webinars with content from programs originally scheduled for the PLA 2018 Conference. The two programs were cancelled due to weather-related travel difficulties that prevented the presenters' arrival in Philadelphia for the conference. The first free on-demand webinar, Conflict as Opportunity: Library Restorative Practices for Youth, is also available.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Have a roadmap for doing a similar project at their library;
  • Better understand the ins and outs of adding self-published content to their OverDrive collections; and
  • Understand the value of adding local content to their collections, and the opportunity it provides to collaborate with local authors, and curate and highlight content that patrons will enjoy.

Additional Resources

Who Should Attend

This free on-demand webinar is open to everyone interested in exploring issues around adding local e-Book content to their collections.

Panelist

Kady Ferris is the electronic content librarian for Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR.


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May 29, 2018
1:00 - 2:00pm CDT

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