Library staff training idea for eReaders/eBooks

Yesterday I was in Loveland, Colorado for the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference.  While chatting with Jamie LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries, he shared a great idea for training staff on eBooks and eReaders. With the approval of his Board, the library provided a $50 rebate to library staff who purchased one of 6 pre-selected eBook readers/tablet devices.  Just over 100 staff took part in the rebate offer.  Jamie said the staff are learning so much about eBooks and devices because they are getting hands-on experience.  Staff are sharing tips and tricks with one another as well, many getting together during lunch to hash over the details of eBooks.