Making the Most of Your Library’s eBook Collection: Marketing, Selection and More

Library digital collections have grown by leaps and bounds since the early days of e-book lending. In this tutorial, Nick Tanzi examines the current state of library digital collections and addresses the unique challenges and opportunities ahead of us.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the current digital landscape
  • Knowledge of popular technologies used to access content
  • Exploration of best practices for staff training
  • Introduction to innovative local digital collection platforms and collections
  • Strategies for marketing eCollections

Overall, this tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects of managing and promoting eBooks and other digital content in libraries, including current trends, financial challenges, and practical strategies for increasing engagement with digital collections.

Presenter: Nick Tanzi

Nick Tanzi is a nationally recognized library technology consultant and author of the books Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2016) and Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services (2020). From 2019-2021, Tanzi served as the column editor for Public Library Magazine’s “The Wired Library.” His work has also been featured in publications including VOYA Magazine, Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, and Marketing Library Services. Tanzi blogs at

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