April 15, 2014

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: Cynthia Sanner & Erin Sullivan, GALE Cengage Learning

Cynthia Sanner

As more books go digital, librarians will occupy more of the training and coaching role. Today’s librarian will need to excel at training users on how to use databases, eReaders, tablets and mobile.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: John Williams, Follett Library Resources & BWI

john_williams Follett

The management of digital resources requires a selection and evaluation process by a professional who’s involved with integrating technology into teaching and learning. We see examples of this change underway in lots of libraries today.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: George Coe, Baker & Taylor

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The materials may evolve, and the design and use of physical space in the buildings may shift, but the central role of libraries doesn’t change. Libraries democratize access to information and entertainment, and provide the spaces for both individual pursuit and community engagement.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: Tom Mercer, 3M

3M's Tom Mercer

The challenge of a digital world is how to connect a patron’s needs and interests with the right digital information. Libraries will play a vital role in showing people books the wide variety of books and authors that are available. Without variety we could becomes a nation of books only read from a top 10 list.