Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CMCIG Spring Workshop

ALAO - CMCIG 2012: 
The Future of Ohio Libraries
State Library of Ohio
274 East 1st Avenue - Columbus, OH 43201
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Establishing and Maintaining an eReader Collection
Sue Polanka, Head of Reference & Instruction, Wright State University
Approximately 15-17% of academic and school libraries are lending eReaders to their patrons. There are a variety of ways to establish this service in a library. During this session, the nuts and bolts of establishing and maintaining an eReader collection will be discussed and demonstrated. Device selection, collection development, purchasing, policies and procedures,and budgeting will be discussed and debated. 

eReaders for Kids
Kathy Yoder, Education Librarian, Bowling Green State University
As academic libraries grapple with presenting electronic content to their patrons, curriculum materials centers also want to serve pre-service teachers with children’s eBooks from a variety of publishers. In this session we will take a look at what we want and need from an eBook platform: MARC records, unlimited access, affordability and more. Guest Lindsey Newman will demonstrate one such product, Mackin VIA, and Kathy Yoder will share her search for a children’s portal that meets the needs of an academic setting.

Grade School eTextbooks in the CMC
Ann Raney, CMC Director, University of Dayton
With the release of the new “Digital Textbook Playbook” by the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Education to help advance the federal governments initiative to bring digital textbooks to all American students within the next five years, it is imperative that our collections begin the transition from print to digital format. During this session, PreK-12 textbook reps will share their digital textbook options.

State of Ohio's Libraries
Beverly Cain, the State Librarian.
Ohio’s school libraries are at a crossroads. State Librarian Cain will share information that has been gathered about them by the Working Together to Support Ohio’s Libraries Committee.

Event Registration:
Registration is now open! Visit the ALAO Web site and view events for more information.  The $35 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch (options available at time of registration).

Register Now! CMCIG 2012: The Future of Ohio Libraries

Questions? Contact: CMCIG chair Stephanie Bange
Email: stephanie.bange - at -

*Originally posted on the CMCIG Blog 4/11/12

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