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Choose Your Own Adventure: eBooks and eReaders in LibrariesJoin us for a day of learning about the joys and woes of eBooks and eReaders in libraries! Our keynote presenter will be Bobbi Newman (librarianbyday.net) speaking on "Choose Your Own Adventure: the Future of eBooks and Libraries." Lindsey Levinsohn from OverDrive will be talking about the past, present, and future role that eBooks play in public, school, and academic libraries from a vendor's point of view. She will also discuss content trends, device compatibility, and eBook perceptions from users, consumers, publishers, and librarians. Other speakers will address legal issues related to eReaders and the practical side of helping patrons to download eBooks to a variety of eReaders. During the breaks, Kathy Petlewski of Plymouth District Library will host "Petlewski's Petting Zoo" where attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on practice on a variety of eReaders (iPad, Kindle, Nook, Nook Color, Kobo, and Sony).
9:15am-10:45am Keynote Bobbi Newman, Choose Your Own Adventure: eBooks and eReaders in Libraries
10:45am-11:15am Break and Petlewski's Petting Zoo
11:15am-12noon Ruth Dukelow, MCLS, Legal Issues: eBooks, eReaders, Copyright, and Licensing
12noon-1:15pm Lunch (and Petlewski's Petting Zoo, 12:45-1:15pm)
1:15pm-2:00pm Lindsey Levinsohn, Collection Development Specialist for OverDrive, A Vendor's View of eBooks, Libraries, and the ePublishing Industry
2:15pm-3:00pm Kathy Petlewski, Helping Your Patrons Download eBooks to eReaders: Practical Considerations
3:00pm-3:30pm Evaluation/Wrap up
Workshop Topic: Special Programs
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