eBooks for the Future of School Libraries

Joanna McNally and Betsey Lee’s session, “eBooks for the Future of School Libraries”

Description: Find out how a High School and a Middle School Librarian used a grant to Purchase ebooks & audiobooks through OverDrive School Download Library. Learn from our experience – from funding and collection development to marketing and implementation.

Joanna and Bestey hope attendees will be able to: determine how to incorporate OverDrive ebooks into the school library collection/program.

Amy M. learned “how to best implement ebooks in my library” and plans to “investigate how this may or may not work in my library media center.”

Angela W. learned “he process of selecting ebooks/services” and plans to “look into an ebook vendor and weigh options.”

Angie K. learned “[about] different ebook types” and plans to “check into OverDrive.”

Angie S. learned “how to implement OverDrive ebook lending in a school library” and plans to “investigate the possibility of purchasing OverDrive.”

L. D. learned “about many resources for ebooks – info about formats, etc.” and plans to “continue to research ebook options – maybe experiment with some options.”

Lori L. learned “the MANY steps and obstacles to get ebooks going” and plans to “continue looking at methods of funding.”

Mary Ann P. learned “[I] need not rely on one type of format or one type of device” and plans to “try several things for ebooks and audible books.”

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