By: J.D. Ross
School of Information Studies (iSchool) Associate Professor Megan Oakleaf will present on eBooks in academic libraries in a webinar hosted by Springer Publishing and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
The live, online session, scheduled for 2:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, November 20th, is titled eBooks in Academic Libraries: Conceptualizing & Communicating their Value and Impact. Registration is free, and the form can be found on the ACRL’s website.
Oakleaf will discuss how libraries can define, demonstrate, and communicate the impact of eBook collections, and examine how eBook access can affect library users. She will also talk about the importance of identifying data that can demonstrate the impact of eBooks on different communities.
Professor Oakleaf joined the iSchool after completing her dissertation entitled, “Assessing Information Literacy Skills: A Rubric Approach,” at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she was the Librarian for Instruction and Undergraduate Research at North Carolina State University, where she designed, implemented, coordinated, and assessed the library instruction program. She earned her MLS at Kent State University. Prior to a career in librarianship, she taught advanced composition in Ohio public secondary schools.