E-Readers in the Media Center?
Last month Carolyn Foote had a post about trying to figure out which ebook reader would become the standard so she could start getting them for her high school students.
I ask you, is there a need and/or demand for these yet in a school library setting? Any of you getting requests for these devices?
E-books are still a very slim slice of the publishing pie and I’ve yet to meet a teenager with one. Also–and I’m confessing my ignorance here–I’m just not even sure how they would exactly work in a school library setting. I mean, these things aren’t cheap and I’m not sure what the advantage is to the school library.
I can see the advantage for personal use, sure. Especially a bookworm with a big reading appetite and a small apartment. Or someone who both reads and travels a lot.
But school libraries? Really?
Help me out here. Shoot me your thoughts in the comments.