Workshop #2: State of the eReader
Recorded: Thursday, August 16th, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Duration: 2 hours
This featured workshop will focus on the legal, ethical, and technical aspects of eReaders. The goal is to give librarians and library staff the broad info they need to help patrons access and manage mobile digital content. Discussion will include examples of effective eReader use in a variety of libraries and tips on creating accessible eBook and eReader collections. (Additional registration fee.)
John Larson is the Digital Library Manager for the Saint Paul Public Library. He manages the library's website and online presence and works on developing and deploying new digital services for the library.
Ken is the Director of The Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center. He consults with IT, performs web site and application evaluations, and gives workshops to help make OSU online resources more accessible to people with disabilities.
Mary Minow is the Follett Chair at Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science where she teaches Information Policy and Digital Copyright. She is also Counsel to the Califa Group, a California library consortium that is using the Douglas County model of buying ebooks.
Sue Polanka is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.
Dawn Nelson is the Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo (MN) Area Schools. Her passion for technology, books, libraries, and learning is a perfect fit with today's school libraries and she has been a teacher-librarian in both elementary and secondary schools.