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Library20 2011


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A guide on how to begin circulating eReaders at your local public library

A guide on how to begin circulating eReaders at your local public library

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  • 1. GET STARTED CIRCULATINGEREADERS! At your public library
  • 2. Forge Relationships Jan Lindstrom-Valerio Community Relations West Coast Regional Managers Community Relations Meet in & outside of eReader Manager Team Barnes & Noble Provide classes Troubleshooting Intermediary
  • 3. Team Members Different departments Clear goals and deadlines Utilize strengths Centralize documents
  • 4. Ramp up excitement Hand out eReaders Prize for most “eReader hours” Record progress Communicate to all staff
  • 5. Timeline CreatePurchase Purchase Catalog Load Send to Release Launch circulation Train staffeReaders content content content processing marketing project rulesMonth Month Month Month Month Month Month Month Month 1 2 2 3 4-5 6 7-8 9 10
  • 6. Purchase eReaders No warranty Screen protecting film Carrying case Spare parts Various sundries
  • 7. Manage online content Trackyour information eBook content Device content Barnes & Noble 6:1
  • 8. Catalog content Children & Romance Fiction Teen Genres Mystery Nonfiction Lucky Lucky Day Day Records for each device Titles in notes field Science Biography Fiction Urban Bestsellers Fiction
  • 9. Title selectionTitle Author Notes BestsellerThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest Larsson, Stieg Millenium TrilogyA Red Herring Without Mustard Bradley, Alan Flavia de Luce Series9th Judgment Patterson, James Womens Murder Club ContemporaryPort Mortuary Cornwell, PatriciaTell No One Coben, HarlanNaked Heat Castle, Richard Nikki Heat SeriesThe Long Fall Mosley, Walter CozyDeath of a Chimney Sweep Beaton, M.C.A Great Deliverance George, ElizabethStill Life Penny, Louise Aramand Gamache series HistoricalThe Alienist Carr, CalebMedicus Downie, RuthWilliam Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels Perry, AnneWhat Angels Fear Harris, C.S. Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries ParanormalDead in the Family Harris, Charlaine Sookie Stackhouse series ThrillerThe Bride Collector Dekker, TedThe Devotion of Suspect X Higashino, Keigo
  • 10. Decide on circulation rules Borrowing agreement Fees Tobook-drop or not to book-drop? Check-in / check-out list
  • 11. Load content WiFirouter Charge (power strips) Team of 4 per 100 / 6 devices per person 1 email address  6 devices  1 account Register, password protect, turn off WiFi Record serial numbers
  • 12. Processing Spine labels & barcodes Contents list Blank survey & borrowing agreement Circulation rules Device instructions
  • 13. Training Allfront line staff Circulation procedures Delivery Basic eReader functionality, hands-on Point person for staff questions Accessible information
  • 14. Marketing campaign Website News media 300 holds first month 5: 1 holds ratio
  • 15. Going forward Content refresh Weeding devices Repurposing devices Old content Full eReader experience
  • 16. Resources Report & docs: Megan Wong, Technology / Librarian catalog: “Nook” Sacramento Public Library 916-264-2978 @librarywong Slideshare: