Making the Most of Your Digital Collection
You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students, but perhaps you’ve found that the digital portion of your resources don’t always get the attention they deserve. Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used!

During this webinar participants will learn:
  • Strategies and tools for making the digital collection visible and accessible  
  • Approaches to engage and empower all members of your school community—both students and staff members—to be active users of the eBook and audiobook collection
  • How to differentiate utilizing digital resources in order to meet the needs of all learners
  • Recent research illuminating the factors that impact eBook usage in K-12 schools

Thank you to our webinar sponsor, OverDrive Education!

SLC is pleased to offer 1 hour of professional development credit for all qualified webinar participants!** 

Melissa Thom, MA, is a teacher librarian at Bristow Middle School in West Hartford, CT. She earned a master's in elementary education from Northern Arizona University and a master's in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted and talented development from the University of Connecticut. She spent twelve years teaching grades 4-6 as a classroom teacher, and three years ago, she earned her library media specialist certification from the ARCLMS program. She is active in the national school librarian community and serves as vice president of the Connecticut Association of School Librarians.

Karen Gavigan, PhD, is a professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. She received her doctorate in Teacher Education from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. Gavigan and Mindy Tomasevich are co-authors of Connecting Comics to Curriculum: Strategies for Grades 6-12 (Libraries Unlimited). Karen is co-editor of Fostering Literacy Behind Bars: Successful Strategies and Services for Incarcerated Youth and Adults (Rowman and Littlefield).

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