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Friday, May 2

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    A Wrinkle in Tech - My blog about ebooks and other educational tech. I also get most of my ereader/ebook news from The Digital Reader. It's a solid source of inside information on the world of ebooks and ereaders, and the author is a stanch supporter of libraries.
    My 2013 PowerPoint presentation with links!
    My 2014 Google Presentation
    Patty McClune - As our notion of collection evolves we are embracing a variety of eBook options. Below you will find an overview of what we've been doing related to eBooks at Conestoga Valley HS in Lancaster County.
    2010 - Our HS Library added 18 Kindles to the collection. They are pre-loaded with titles and we continue to add to the them. Kindles circulate for 2 weeks and are very popular. It's been great to include our "One Book, One School" titles on the Kindles.We also have books from the summer reading lists on the same Kindle and lucky students may borrow the device for the summer.
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Tuesday, April 29

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    BookFlixs, available through the POWER Library, provides eBooks that our K-2 students access using the iPads.
    A collection of Capstone non-fiction unlimited access eBooks were added to support research projects for 4th and 5th graders. These have worked out well and we plan to add more titles next year.
    When BYOD becomes a reality, we hope to have afterschool workshops to help students access OverDrive eBooks using their own devices.
    Charmaine Gates--Archbishop John Carroll High School/ Radnor, PA, chair, Library Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    Reference Books
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    11:37 am
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    District is moving to a BYOD environment for September 2014.
    OverDrive now has some eBooks limited to one year and others limited to 26 checkouts. We have not been interested in purchasing eBooks limited to one year.
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    has eBooks that have "12 month access." Surprizingly the eBook format can cost $2.50 more that the hardback version that would most like survive longer than a year.
    Please realize that these prices and conditions are set by the publisher. The "Good News" here is that we are seeing more titles available in the eBook format than we did last year and this is true at OverDrive as well as at Follett Shelf.

    Elementary LMS now have a cart of iPads. We have added a few interactive books (apps) for students to use during library classes.
    BookFlixs, available through the POWER Library, provides eBooks that our K-2 students access using the iPads.
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    5th graders. These have worked out well and we plan to add more titles next year.
    Charmaine Gates--Archbishop John Carroll High School/ Radnor, PA, chair, Library Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    Reference Books
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    10:29 am
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    OverDrive now has some eBooks limited to one year and others limited to 26 checkouts. We have not been interested in purchasing eBooks limited to one year.
    Follett Shelf now has eBooks
    Elementary LMS now have a cart of iPads. We have added a few interactive books (apps) for students to use during library classes.
    BookFlixs, available through the POWER Library, provides eBooks that our K-2 students access using the iPads.
    A collection of Capstone non-fiction unlimited access eBooks were added to support research projects for 4th and 5th graders.

    Charmaine Gates--Archbishop John Carroll High School/ Radnor, PA, chair, Library Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    Reference Books
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    10:18 am
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    *Purchasing eBooks
    * Promoting {Promotion.PNG} Nook usage
    {Nook.JPG} Nook.JPG {Nook2.jpg}{Nook2.jpg} Nook2.jpg
    (1) Jonathan Adler Puncutation Cover (2) Nook catalogued and barcoded w/instructions and form
    Ann Schmidt - Conrad Weiser HS Library Media Center
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    2011
    C&I (Curriculum and Instruction Department) funded OverDrive for secondary students and all staff members. OverDrive is used to deliver mostly fiction and audio books.
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    & Noble mangesmanages these for
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    All libraries have a Follett Shelf. Elementary schools have mostlty USA books (unlimited simultaneous access) used to support curriculum purchased with C&I funds. Elementary LMS and middle school BCIT teachers (Business) use ebooks on Internet Safety and Cyberbullying with their classes. Funds from Pupil Services provided ebooks to support parents. These are on a district shelf and can be used by all buildings.
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    District is moving to a BYOD environment for September 2013.
    Explore making our own iBooks for OverDrive.
    2014 Update and Plans
    Using the EBSCO K-8 Collection for middle schools and planning to add it for all 8 elementary schools for 2014-15.
    Considering the Infobase Learning Middle/High Schoo eBook Collection for middle schools for 2014-15.
    District is moving to a BYOD environment for September 2014.
    OverDrive now has some eBooks limited to one year and others limited to 26 checkouts. We have not been interested in purchasing eBooks limited to one year.
    Follett Shelf now has eBooks

    Charmaine Gates--Archbishop John Carroll High School/ Radnor, PA, chair, Library Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    Reference Books
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Monday, April 21

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    Panel Moderator: Mary Schwander
    Jennifer O'Leary at Blair Mill Elementary School in Hatboro-Horsham School District
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    includes approximately 330500 titles. All
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    our patrons. I recently presented at a Parent Involvement night, Technology Night, and HSA meeting in both of my buildings to encourage parents to access our eBook collection from home on multiple devices. I had a positive response from our families.
    Collette Jakubowicz at Spring Ridge Elementary School in Wilson School District
    Nook Ereaders
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    Building a Community of Readers: Social Reading and an Aggregated eBook Reading App for Libraries
    eBook Educators Group
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    Reader Blog -Very informative ebook/ereaders/mobile devices blog
    Library Grits Blog
    Empowering Learners: Overdrive
    Article: Print books holding own in stiff e-book competition
    The Digital Reader - Very informative ebook/ereaders/mobile devices blog
    A Wrinkle in Tech - Collette J.'s blog about ebooks and educational tech
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    Empowering Learners: Overdrive
    Article: Print books holding own in stiff e-book competition
    The Digital Reader - Very informative ebook/ereaders/mobile devices blog
    A Wrinkle in Tech - Collette J.'s blog about ebooks and educational tech

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    Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
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    Collette Adams Jakubowicz -
    Sue Flanly - Middle School Library Media Specialist, Technology Advocate & Lead Library Media Specialist for Maple Point MS and Neshaminy School District
    Charmaine Gates-- Librarian, Archbishop John Carrol HS, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Diocesan chair of Library Media Services
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    The literature circle Nooks were funded by the our district's education foundation through annual $500 grants. Most of the circulating Nooks were funded by the Home School Association, and I buy Nook gift cards through our book budget to purchase ebooks.
    Android Nexus tablets
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    highly recommend itthem to any
    Benefits
    Drawbacks
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    Pinterest Board of Great Android Apps/
    Apps can be "pushed out" to devices via the Google web account.
    LibGuides asWireless access may require working closely with your tech department...advocacy opportunity
    LibGuides can be an
    app for your library websitewebsite.
    Bookmarks are synced across all devices!!!
    Use to bookmark ebook collections, useful websites, online games, etc.
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