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Join Lynnanne Pearson, manager of adult popular services, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library for a basic look at the e-book devices your customers are using as well as some tips and tricks for using the devices and lending them out to the public. Hear a brief overview of the available library e-book platforms and ideas for training both your staff and your patrons.
This on-demand webinar is recommended for public librarians who are new to working with customers and their e-books or those who would like a refresher. Also, anybody interested in hearing about staff and patron training on e-books will benefit from attending.
This archived webinar was originally presented April 17, 2012, as the first of four webinars in “Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books: A PLA Webinar Series” (Spring 2012).
About the Authors
Lynnanne Pearson is the manager of adult popular services at the award-winning Skokie Public Library in northern Illinois. An avid reader, Lynnanne is a big fan of e-books as she can finally carry dozens of books in her purse without the subsequent shoulder ache. In addition to becoming the favorite librarian of seniors whose grandchildren gift them with e-readers, Lynnanne, in the last two years, has trained staff and patrons on e-readers and e-books. She organized and oversees the circulating collection of e-readers at her library and does collection development for the downloadable e-books. Lynnanne has presented at many library conferences and is thrilled to present this E-Books 101 workshop.
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.