Wednesday, August 13, 2014,
2:00 - 3:30 pm EDT

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The Book as iPad App - Multi-touch Ebooks and Their Future in Libraries: Webinar (08/13/14) 


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There are many innovative new books that are being published as individual apps (instead of plain text ebooks), taking advantage of the multi-touch interface and multimedia capabilities of the iPad.

In this workshop, you'll become familiar with specific book apps in several categories (fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and graphic novels), and learn how these apps are enabling learning and creativity.

This workshop is for you if…

  • You're curious about book apps, but haven't had the time to sit down and try the ones you're interested in.
  • You're not sure how apps might enable learning and you're worried about the lack of access to information for all, with a possible widening of the digital divide.
  • You just got an iPad or other mobile device and you're being asked to support the use of iPads in your organization.
  • You want ideas and inspiration for ways you can lead your community in creative uses of apps.
  • You are responsible for designing innovative programming in your library.

This workshop is appropriate for librarians from all types of libraries, especially school, public, and academic libraries.

We’ll discuss:

  • the future of the book and what these formats mean for reading and learning.
  • the qualities of a delightful reading experience – and what should we as librarians be advocating for?

You’ll leave with a better understanding of this new format and be familiar with some of the best book apps currently available. You’ll get ideas for creative programs and services that you can offer in your library related to book apps. You’ll also get a list of resources for further study and a bibliography of recommended book apps.

Virtual Trainer: Nicole Hennig

Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional, teaching and inspiring educators and librarians about mobile technologies and the user experience of e-reading.

She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years, first as webmaster and then as head of the user experience department. She is the winner of several awards, including the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions.

Nicole’s books include Best Apps for Academics and Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage.

She teaches the online courses, Apps for Librarians & Educators, and The Book as iPad App.

Nicole loves teaching, presenting, and inspiring creative people to use technology effectively. Follow her on Twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries, apps, ebooks, and emerging technologies, and sign up for her email list to be the first to hear about her new books and courses:
This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

NEFLIN Webinars are open to library staff in Florida only.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority

Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Monday, August 11.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at

Registration for this webinar is Closed