Hot Topics: E-Books and E-Readers Explained

Please register now for our upcoming webinar:

Hot Topics: E-Books and E-Readers Explained

Wed., April 20, 2011, 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET

With the plethora of e-books and e-devices now available, where do you start when helping users in Ask a Librarian? Knowing the basics of what’s out there and how it ties users to our libraries gives you a better understanding of the growing demand in digital reading material, and helps you help patrons. How do we help our readers use the readers they have now? What do they (or we) need to get started? And what’s the difference between a Kindle and a Nook, anyway?

Let Chad Mairn of St. Petersburg College and Al Carlson of Tampa Bay Library Consortium help you forge a path through the jungle of acronyms for formats and DRM’s, e-books and e-readers. They don’t have all the answers, but they will provide back-to-basics help and a foundation for building your own growing understanding of e-books & e-readers in this informative webinar.

Be there or be square!

E-Gov & Ask a Librarian Webinar

Ask a Librarian will be launching a E-Gov Specialized Entry Point in March.  The new entry point will be linked to from, a Florida Resource Based E-Gov Portal.   

Questions from this portal page will route into the main collaborative desk.  Questions that can’t be answered via live chat can be forwarded to an email queue for e-gov-specializing librarians to assist the user.  

To help you get familiarized with and e-government resources in general, Nancy Fredericks, E-Government Services Manager for Pasco County Public Library Cooperative, and Ask a Librarian will have an “E-Gov and Ask a Librarian” webinar on Thurs., Feb. 24 at 1:30 pm ET. 

To register or for more information, please visit:  

In addition to the training, we are looking for a few good volunteers who have experience with e-gov.  These volunteers will work with Nancy Fredericks to answer questions either submitted by users via email or to follow-up on live chat sessions.  Please email Traci at if interested.