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Get your eBook questions answered at this casual training! Library Consultant Mandy Knapp from the State Library of Ohio will bring a number of devices to your library for your staff to learn and practice on. Together, we’ll touch and play with the devices in a relaxed and supportive environment. The devices available in each session include an iPod Touch, a Creative Zen Player (MP3), two Sony eReaders, a 1st Generation Kindle, a Nook Color, a Kindle Fire, a Motorola Xoom, a Nook Simple Touch, a 1st Generation Nook, an iPad and a Kobo. A laptop with the Overdrive Download Station software can also be brought.
Your library does not have to be a member of the Ohio eBook Project to have this training. Any library in the State of Ohio is welcome to request a Technology Petting Zoo. Please note in the form below which (if any) eBook or downloadable audiobook services your library provides.
This program is best suited for no more than 20 participants per hour. So, if there were 40 staff members that needed trained, the program could be broken into 2-one hour sessions. Another option for a busy library is to have the trainer set up shop in a meeting room and have staff stop by on an off-desk hour.
With limited numbers of devices and trainers, sessions will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Please submit your request at least three weeks in advance; the more in advance your request is received, the more likely it is that it will be able to be scheduled. At this time, we can accommodate 3 requests per month.
If you are interested in having a Technology Petting Zoo at your library please fill out the following information: