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Sacramento (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.
About the Authors
Denise Davis is deputy library director, Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library. Megan Wong is technology librarian, Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library. Amy Calhoun is electronic resources librarian, Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library. Joseph Spink is library services assistant, Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library. Manya Shorr is outreach & community services supervisor, Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library.
The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.