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eBooks and You(th)


eBooks presentation for LACONI on February 22, 2012. Second part of the presentation was by Leah White on staff training.

eBooks presentation for LACONI on February 22, 2012. Second part of the presentation was by Leah White on staff training.

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  • 1. eBooks and You(th) Building and Promoting eBook Collections in Youth Services
  • 2. Hello there. • Amy Holcomb • Youth Technology Librarian • Northbrook Public Library • Twitter: tulipsfromputin • Tumblr: tulipsfromputin
  • 3. Let's talk about eBooks. • It's been happening. • It's kind of a big deal. • Several ways to get eBooks. • Don't forget about devices and apps. • Promoting eBook services. • Training your staff.
  • 4. eBooks. It's been happening.
  • 5. What's the big deal? • Scholastic Report - Usage Is Up o 46% in 2012 vs. 25% in 2010 (9-17 year olds) o 50% of frequent readers would read more if greater access to ebooks was available o 1 in 4 boys read ebooks for fun o 80% of ebook readers still read print books for fun
  • 6. What's the big deal? • Digital literacy • Balance with print
  • 7. Ways to offer eBook services. • General collection • Subscription services • Devices and apps • Readers' Advisory • Programming
  • 8. Accessing eBooks in the collection. • OverDrive o MyMediaMall o BooksOnDemand • 3M Cloud Library
  • 9. Subscription services. • BookFlix • One More Story • TumbleBooks • StarWalk KidsMedia
  • 10. Devices and apps. • Preloaded, circulating tablets or eReaders • Book specific apps
  • 11. Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.
  • 12. Bookboard.
  • 13. Promote your services. • Get in the habit at the desk • Take time to demo • Dedicate a computer or tablet station for in- library use of subscription services • Put bibliographies on your website, social media
  • 14. Programming can open the door. • Primary Time+ o Skokie Public Library • Tablet Tales o Santa Clara County Library District • Book Discussion Groups • Writing Groups • Tech classes
  • 15. All things considered. • eBooks are awesome • Kids want to read them • Libraries can offer them • Librarians can promote them
  • 16. You can do it! Yes you can! You can do it Librarians!