eBooks: Benefits, Challenges, and the Future September 21, 2012
Jamie LaRue Jamie LaRue
Director, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado

Jamie LaRue has been the director of the Douglas County Libraries, headquartered in Castle Rock, CO, since 1990. He is the author of The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges, and wrote a weekly newspaper column for over 25 years. He was the Colorado Librarian of the Year in 1998, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Business Person of the Year, and in 2007 won the Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom.

Jamie is a frequent keynote speaker for library associations. He has been a featured presenter for regional workshops, facilitator and presenter for staff days, a last-minute panelist, and a moderator and master of ceremonies for everything from debates to awards dinners. Lately, he has also been running hiring processes for non-profit and municipal CEOs. He particularly enjoys facilitating highly focused planning sessions for organizations that want to know what they do right, and what they need to do next.


2 PM Eastern
Swimming Upstream: Collection Development Issues and eContent
There are four new streams of digital content. Douglas County (CO) Libraries has been an early explorer of these rivers that wind always closer to the source. This session will focus on the problems and the opportunities of managing digital collections in public libraries.