Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach

Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach

The Innovative Librarian's Guide

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This book offers a practical template for training patrons to use eBook, streaming video, online music, and journal collections that is practical, adaptable, and most importantly, sustainable.

• Introduces librarians to a sustainable approach to teaching or coaching patrons on how to access and use eBooks, streaming video, digital music, and digital journal collections

• Offers a flexible approach that can be customized to libraries of different sizes and budgets

• Builds on librarians' reference skills to stay current with new technologies

• Focuses on sustainability for smaller and mid-sized libraries

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The text offers instruction to librarians as to how to train patrons on the use of digital collections such as eBooks, streaming video, online collections, and more. Chapter titles are as follows, Staff Training, Patron Instruction, Doing Familiar Library Marketing in New Ways, Device-Centered Marketing, Engaging in Outreach, and Saving Money and Justifying Expenses. Of note is the introduction discussing the challenges facing digital collections such as the lack of awareness of their exisitence and lack of familiarity. Several example illustrations are included. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

"For many patrons, digital resources are not easy to use. Consider this: a recent study of a metropolitan public library showed that requests to access eBooks comprised nearly all of their helpdesk traffic. Use this book to train your staff on how to support patrons with using their devices to access library collections and services"--

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, c2016
ISBN: 9781440840722
Branch Call Number: PROF 025.284 TAN
Characteristics: xiv, 140 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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