ALA Unit/Subunit: RUSA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Librarians have always prided themselves on building the best collections for their communities and helping patrons find the right book, be it through recommendations and readers’ advisory, merchandising collections on shelves, or through careful collection development. Yet when it comes to eBooks and e-Audiobooks, librarians have not had the ability to control the discovery experiences, which has been driven almost entirely by the vendors that sell the e-content. Would we allow vendors to curate our physical shelves? No way. Now, through library-owned products like Library Simplified and the DPLA Exchange, libraries are taking control of their e-shelves to surface the content they know their community loves. Attendees will hear from librarians who are curating their own e-shelves and ask participants to join in a discussion about how we can better serve patrons borrowing e-content and help readers discover the right content.