February 17, 2018

Best Practices for Increasing Usage of your e-book Collection


Presented by: EBSCO eBooks & Library Journal

Event Date & Time: Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Your library offers thousands of e-books alongside your print collection. Now what? Is your e-book investment is being utilized? Are e-books contributing to your academic mission? Is your faculty capitalizing on the benefits e-books and do students know how to use them successfully?
Get to bottom of these questions with evidence-based management tools, curriculum integration and planning tips, and new user experience features for improved usability. Learn how your peers are integrating e-books at their institutions, engaging faculty, and driving usage to demonstrate the value of their e-book investment.

Please join Kara Kroes Li, Director of Product Management EBSCO eBooks and Emily O’Connor MLIS, Assistant Vice President of Academic Support at Rasmussen College to learn academic library best practices in collection management, usage reporting, and curriculum integration as well as Rasmussen’s recent case study on the benefits of the EPUB format.

In this webinar you’ll learn how to:

  • Check your subscription offerings against required course materials
  • Maximize curriculum integration (checking for access rights, saving chapters, permalinking, etc.)
  • Educating students and faculty on key e-book features to improve their efficiency and research outcomes


Emily O’Connor MLIS – Assistant Vice President of Academic Support at Rasmussen College

Emily O’Connor serves as the Assistant Vice President of Academic Support, based in the Twin Cities office with oversight of Library, Learning Services, Military & Veteran Initiatives, Alumni Affairs, and Diversity & Inclusion.  Emily begin serving the college in 2005 as a librarian at the Ocala, FL campus, and her role has expanded to include Library, Learning Services, Military & Veteran Initiatives, Alumni Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, and cultural integration of Transferable Skills.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master’s degree in Library Information Studies from Florida State University, and is currently completing a Doctorate of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership at Creighton University.  Emily frequently represents the college at national conferences as a presenter and board member for various councils and committees.  Emily resides in the Twin Cities with her giant yellow lab, Pete, and spends her free time cooking, making jewelry, and training for races and triathlons.

Kara Kroes Li – Director of Product Management EBSCO eBooks

Kara Kroes Li is Director of Product Management for EBSCO and has ten years of experience working on e-book products and services. In her current role, she helps EBSCO distill the evolving needs of libraries, end-users, and publishers into a product strategy. Prior to EBSCO, she managed global sales operations for OCLC’s eBook business and she holds an MA in English from the University of Colorado.

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