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  • 1. Free Powerpoint Templates To E-read or Not to E-Read: One Library’s Lessons Elizabeth Waddington Lewis & Clark Middle School Billings, MT [email_address] MEA-MFT Educators’ Conference Oct 20-21, 2011
  • 2.  
  • 3. Shifting landscape
    • Changes in publishing attitudes
    • Changes in purchasing options
    • Changes in registration of devices
    • I don’t have the answers….search online
    • or subscribe to a listserv or ning
  • 4. Do your homework
    • Determine use
      • Reading
      • Internet browsing
      • Apps
      • Listening
      • Downloading books
      • Creating content
  • 5. Purchasing
    • Buy for YOUR situation and ease of use!
    • Work with whomever is in charge of ordering in your school
    • Keep a paper trail
    • Warning …..buying online is w-a-y too easy….keep track of your budget
    • Turn off purchasing or password protect from your ereader
  • 6. Set up
    • Spread sheet for serial numbers
    • Nook record keeping
    • Label all components
    • Etch ownership
    • Register with SRO or police dept.
    • Catalog
  • 7. Cataloging
    • Circulation notes…what items are,
    • special considerations
  • 8.
    • Public notes….add titles
    • Staff notes …serial number
  • 9. Plan
    • Show Availability
    • Forms
    • Check out
  • 10. Permissions
    • Signed forms on file
      • Parent guardian is aware
      • AUP reminder
      • Form used for check outs
  • 11.
    • Have a strategy for when there are no devices available or kids will drive
    • you crazy!!
  • 12. Circulate
    • 2 weeks to coincide with Montana Library2Go downloads
      • Overdrive available on library laptop if they
      • place the hold for a title
    • No renewals
    • No holds
    • Courtesy notes sent the day before nook due
    • Request charged when returned
    • Return by handing to a human – name not cleared until checked by librarian
  • 13. Maintain
    • Check charge
    • Wipe with disinfectant
    • Periodically delete extraneous wi-fi locations
    • Check for bookshelves or other non-library changes
  • 14. Privacy considerations
    • Maintain patron privacy by setting to cover page
    • Uncheck last page saved to web
    • No one can tell who has the nook checked out, or what they are reading unless they have access to circulation system or paper permission slips AND the device before it is checked back in
  • 15. Storage
    • Shelves or bins for horizontal access
    • Keep with box and cord
    • Store by group for easy visual count
  • 16. Cool story ….biographies
  • 17. Creative uses
    • Create and upload a pdf
    • Convert to a word doc to an .epub file
    • (Or .mobi or .azw for Amazon Kindle)
  • 18. What is the future? Check these sites:
    • lewisandclarkscoutslibrary.weebly.com
    • http:// edukindle.ning.com /  
    • http:// theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com /about/
  • 19. Contact Elizabeth Waddington Lewis and Clark Middle School Billings, MT 59102 [email_address]

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