PCI Webinar with Cari Dubiel & Crystal Williams
Preparing for e-Reader Season
Since Amazon released the Kindle in 2007, the holiday season has taken on an entirely new meaning for library staff. Every year, we must prepare for new devices, new developments in digital media, and new patrons who have never used a tablet or e-reader before.
It has become more and more crucial to prepare a program that will effectively educate your patrons and deal with the increased level of demand at the same time. In this interactive and fun webinar, participants will learn:
- How to assess the needs of your community
- How to develop a variety of programs for the season, for differing needs
- how to develop training materials for your patrons and where to find materials that already exist
- How to keep your staff motivated and engaged in the process
Cari Dubiel ~ Biography
Cari Dubiel is the Computer Services Manager for Twinsburg Public Library. She has a long history of developing programs for public libraries, such as the interactive “Twinsburg History Mystery,” a popular murder mystery event. She is the co-host of the ABC Book Reviews Podcast (http://www.abcbookreview.com/) , which was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a Best Book Podcast.
Crystal Williams ~ Biography
Crystal Williams is the Continuing Education Coordinator for Twinsburg Public Library. She has been instrumental in developing innovative programs both in-person and online, including language classes, train-the-trainer sessions, and technology training for patrons.