Librarian’s Share: Paige Jaeger recaps the Library Journal e-Conference

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On Thursday, October 13th Library Journal held its 2nd annual eBook Summit web conference.  Paige Jaegar, the coordinator for School Library Services at Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES, not only attended this year’s conference, but she presented during it, as well.  Paige was kind enough to answer a few of our questions pertaining to… Read more »

2011 Outreach Program Contest Outside-the-Library Winner

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County sees the phenomenal growing demand for downloadables as a tremendous opportunity for better serving our customers and attracting new users. In 2011 we embarked on a comprehensive plan to expand usage of our eBooks and e-audiobooks. Among the many steps we took to accomplish this were greatly… Read more »

The Hutchins School’s Digital Library to engage students with eBooks & more

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Dr. Jill Abell, Director of Information Services (IT, Libraries and Archives) at The Hutchins School in Tasmania, shares her experience seeking out an eBook solution for her school library. Thanks to OverDrive’s School Download Library service, The Hutchins School’s Digital Library goes live this month. The Hutchins School, located in Tasmania, is an independent, Anglican,… Read more »

Visually impaired customer discovers digital audiobooks at Auckland Libraries

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Sean Murgatroyd, Digital Outreach Librarian at Auckland Libraries, shares his story of helping a visually impaired customer download digital audiobooks from the library’s ‘Virtual Branch.’ “I’m having a great day today. I can’t believe how well today is going.” I hear the voice from across the library. I notice my colleague working with a teenager… Read more »

2011 is the Year of the eBook in Boise

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Lindsay Wyatt, reference librarian at the Boise Public Library in Idaho, shares a year-long initiative for educating users on eBook downloads. We at the Boise Public Library are celebrating eBooks all year long with our Year of the eBook outreach events. After taking the first few months of the year to train staff, purchase eReading… Read more »

School libraries go digital

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Over the past year, there has been a lot of talk in school library circles about the best ways to provide books in digital format for students. In the Mesquite Independent School District, we’d been following with interest news stories of schools like Cushing Academy, where the majority of the print books were replaced with… Read more »

eBooks and immediate gratification

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Recent blogs about the Kindle and library eBooks have sparked interesting comments from library users and non-users, showing new perceptions of libraries and eBooks.  Check out “Will Kindle ever add support for library books?” at Stephen’s Lighthouse and the Kindle Blog for more details.  Libraries are constantly battling the perception of library obsolescence, and the comments in… Read more »