eBooks and You(th)

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

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eBooks and You(th)

  1. 1. eBooks and You(th) Building and Promoting eBook Collections in Youth Services
  2. 2. Hello there. • Amy Holcomb • Youth Technology Librarian • Northbrook Public Library • Twitter: tulipsfromputin • Tumblr: tulipsfromputin
  3. 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. 4. eBooks. It's been happening.
  5. 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. 6. What's the big deal? • Digital literacy • Balance with print
  7. 7. Ways to offer eBook services. • General collection • Subscription services • Devices and apps • Readers' Advisory • Programming
  8. 8. Accessing eBooks in the collection. • OverDrive o MyMediaMall o BooksOnDemand • 3M Cloud Library
  9. 9. Subscription services. • BookFlix • One More Story • TumbleBooks • StarWalk KidsMedia
  10. 10. Devices and apps. • Preloaded, circulating tablets or eReaders • Book specific apps
  11. 11. Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.
  12. 12. Bookboard.
  13. 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. 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. 15. All things considered. • eBooks are awesome • Kids want to read them • Libraries can offer them • Librarians can promote them
  16. 16. You can do it! Yes you can! You can do it Librarians!

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