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The Productive Scholar: Janie Hermann on Princeton Public Library Media Offerings

Want to learn a new language or download music for free and have it be legal? Gain free access to museums in NYC and other venues? Get free eBooks for your Kindle or iPad? Your local public library has the resources you need to do all of this and more from the comfort of your home computer. Learn about some of the different digital resources Princeton Public Library has to offer. We will cover Mango Languages, Films on Demand, Freegal, BrainFuse and give you a basic overview of all that the Alexander Street Press has to offer.

Speaker bio:
Janie Hermann (@janieh on twitter), in her role as Public Programming Librarian at the Princeton Public Library, is driven by both passion and boundless dedication to ensure that the public programs offered at the library not only meet but exceed the expectations of the Princeton Community. Each year she oversees about 1,600 public programs put together by the amazing team she considers privileged to work with. Her work at the library allows her to interact with a wide variety of local groups and organizations and she truly loves the connections she is able to make each day as a result. As a teacher, librarian, wife and mother, Janie has learned that the “devil is in the details” and you have to leave room for some spontaneous actions. Janie’s spare time is spent at hockey rinks cheering on her son or her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs when they are nearby.

Lunch & Learn: E-books: Princeton and Beyond Adriana Popescu and Priscilla Treadwell

When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books have now become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. The library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely at the Princeton University Library.
At the December 3, 2008 Lunch ‘n Learn Adriana Popescu, Princeton’s Engineering Librarian and Plasma Physics Librarian, and Priscilla Treadwell, Electronic Publications Marketing Manager at the Princeton University Press, presented both the library and publisher perspectives: Princeton University Library’s selection process for e-books, and the usage patterns at the University that reveal what readers in an academic environment like and don’t like about e-books; and Princeton University Press’s rationale for making certain content available to both the library and consumer markets.

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