New examples of electronic reading material—e-books, e-magazines, e-textbooks—are appearing every day as well as devices and software to read them on. Accessing and transferring electronic titles to Nooks, Kindles, and other e-reading devices, however, can be complicated.
Join Chad Mairn as he offers best practices to help library staff provide their patrons with a clear understanding of e-formats, Digital Rights Management schemes, and privacy issues while he demonstrates how library staff can ultimately help their patrons use their e-reading devices to their full potential.
Chad Mairn ~ Biography
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author and ‘technofile’ who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ in the classroom and as a speaker at library conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a firm specializing in IT solutions for libraries which he co-founded recently.
Much of Chad’s recent library technology interests have focused around mobile technologies and building mobile apps for libraries and e-book developments. Chad authored the chapter ‘Acquiring, Promoting, and Using Mobile-Optimized Library Resources and Services” in the recently published book edited by Sue Polanka entitled “E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts”.