Summer reading is on the horizon, and library users are looking for their next great book. Chances are, many of them are going to find it online. How do we as librarians connect our physical presence to those resources, as well our own online presences? Participants will discover the ways readers find books, learn about popular reading websites and apps, and find new ways to be a part of the reading relationship with your customers.
Presenters: Beth Hatch and Cari Dubiel
Beth Hatch is the Virtual Services Manager for Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. Her fondest memories were of her father reading stories to her at night as a child, which translated into a boundless love for audiobooks. The most exciting moment in her life was seeing Neil Gaiman in Cleveland and hearing him read an excerpt from The Graveyard Book. She’s been working in libraries for over ten years, and loves podcasting as a way to spread a little library love to the world.
Cari Dubiel is the Computer Services Manager for Twinsburg Public Library. She has a bachelor’s in English and creative writing from Hiram College and a master’s in library science from Kent State University. Cari has been reading since she was 2 years old and isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon. Her freelance writing has appeared in various places on the web, including her own site, caridubiel.com. She is also an avid gamer and bassoon player.
Originally broadcast 05/21/2014