Ebooks: The Devices

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



According to the PEW Research Center’s “The Rise of E-Reading” report there was a “major spike in ownership of e-reader devices that occurred during the holiday gift-giving season in December [2011].” The survey highlights the most popular e-reading devices and tablets, and it is no surprise that Kindles, Nooks, and iPads were on the top of their list. Transferring electronic content to these e-reading devices and tablets, however, can be a complicated process. Join Chad Mairn as he offers best practices to help library staff provide their patrons with a clear understanding of how to utilize their library’s e-book collections owned by OverDrive and other vendors to work specifically with Kindles, Nooks, and iPads.

Originally broadcast October 24, 2012.

Chad Mairn ~ Biography

Chad  is a librarian, teacher, author and ‘technophile’ who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a company he co-founded, and whose goal is “to create custom underlying tools to help libraries interact with users, stay true to their goals and to thrive in the 21st century.”