Date(s) - 09/11/2014
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In this 2 hour live online session, attendees will first be guided in a discussion of how they use their existing e-book collections. In part two, Russell Palmer, LYRASIS Professional Development Librarian, will share free e-book resources that will benefit all types of library users. The free e-book collections cover a range of topics– popular resources in the public domain, books for children, free audio books, and advanced academic resources. Some free e-book collections now offer metadata and/or cataloging records as well, and those resources will be presented.
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand how library staff and their users make use of electronic books
- Identify free e-book resources appropriate for different kinds of library users
- Define formats for e-books in free collections
- Find metadata and/or cataloging records for titles that can be added to finding aids or the library catalog.
Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.