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"Choose Your Own Adventure" eBook Program Scheduled for April 28

In just a few short days, your library patrons will be opening gifts of new Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other eReaders.  After reading their pre-loaded books, these patrons will descend on your libraries in droves, asking for help to download eBooks and audiobooks from your catalog.  Are you ready for the onslaught?

On April 28, 2011, MCLS is hosting a special program in Lansing, Michigan, on digital books and eReaders.  Our keynote presenter will be Bobbi Newman ( speaking on “Choose Your Own Adventure: the Future of eBooks and Libraries.”  We will have a speaker addressing legal issues related to eReaders, and Kathy Petlewski will present on the practical side of helping patrons to download eBooks to a variety of eReaders.  During the breaks, Kathy will also host “Petlewski’s Petting Zoo” where attendees can try out different eReaders hands-on.  Online registration for this special program is available on the MCLS Workshop Registration web page:

For help with eReaders prior to April 28, here are some helpful links:

Julia Walkuski’s LibGuide (U of M Dearborn)
Paul Gallagher’s DALNET presentation
Kathy Petlewski’s Thoughts from a Well-Rounded Librarian blog
eBook Reader Review
eReader Comparison
eBook Reader Comparison

Note: the above links are posted on the MCLS Michigan & Indiana Libraries Wiki at:

Please feel free to add links to other eReader resources to this Wiki page!