reading matters, so let's make public library reader services awesome!
We launched this eBook on Daffodil Day to support people in their search for information about cancer. I’m over the moon excited about it.
It was devised as a proactive, community-focused information/reader service that connects people to the information they need when they need it. We’ve had some amazing feedback on the eBook and our community sessions. We now have plans to continue the program into other health areas (mental health, dementia support, nutrition, etc) and other subject areas (family legal issues, English as a second language, etc).
The eBook is a self-help bibliotherapy resource. It was inspired, of course, by the wonderful eBooks created by Sally Pewhairangi.
The pdf version is also available on the library’s website for people to print. An alternative to the issuu eBook would be a hyperlinked pdf available online and in print.
This has been so much more rewarding for me (and for our community) than sitting at a reference desk waiting for people to approach me. Those days are long gone. Vivant notitia! How can you get information services out of the building and into people’s hearts?