(SWFLN)E-books and their Impact on Libraries

Get ready for the e-book explosion – you haven’t seen anything yet! Learn how to make the best of your e-book service or why it is becoming more important to add an e-book service for your library. Deb will talk about a variety of issues surrounding e-books including patron and staff training, promotion, DRM, collection development, usage monitoring, and projections for the future of e-books for libraries. Don’t let your library get behind in this important shift in library services.

Other Information:BIO on Deb Czarnik

Passionate about moving libraries into the digital revolution, Deb uses social media, data analysis, guerilla tactics and traditional news to build interest and knowledge of library e-book, audiobook, and electronic resource collections. An outspoken advocate for libraries, she actively works with vendors to develop awareness of library needs for their systems. She encourages her staff to utilize technology to streamline processes and collaborate efficiently with the staff of 13 branches, allowing her department to do more with a shrinking workforce. The efforts of Deb’s department have put their library e-book collection circulation levels in the top 20 in the country.
Contact: L Castro
Contact Number: 239-745-3720
Presenter: Deb Czarnik, MLIS Mgr:Tech Services/Collection Mgt

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