eBooks: Benefits, Challenges, and the Future September 21, 2012
Sue Polanka Sue Polanka
Head of Reference & Instruction

Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog transformed into a book series with ALA Publishing. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2011, tagged as the Ebook Guru. Sue was elected to the ALA Council in 2012. Sue speaks internationally on the topic of eBooks, including a series of presentations in Argentina and Malaysia by invitation of the U.S. Department of State.

3 PM Eastern
eBook Licensing and Access – Now and the Future
This session will analyze barriers to ebook lending models currently available for libraries including licensing, packaging, DRM, use models, and pricing. Trends in the publishing industry such as self-publishing, enhanced ebooks and digital textbooks, which may impact libraries, will be highlighted, demonstrating new opportunities for the future.