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Off the Page: Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks for Washington

Information for Libraries

Welcome to the Washington State Library's project for statewide downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Use the sidebar to navigate, or use the links below.

E-Book Conference

Held November 3 & 4, 2022, the conference was sponsored by the Washington State Library and underwritten with federal LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) funding provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The conference’s featured keynote speaker was Kelvin Watson, Executive Director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. One of the most highly respected thought leaders in the library industry, Watson is co-chair of the ALA Digital Content Working Group, and a Book Industry Study Group Board member, among other distinctions.

Steve Potash, OverDrive CEO, made an appearance via prerecorded video (contact Will Stuivenga for the access password). Other speakers included Sara Jones, Washington State Librarian; Dr. Tod Colegrove, Dean of Boise State University’s Albertsons Library; Carmi Parker, Whatcom County Library System, a 2021 Library Journal Mover & Shaker; Mike Buschman, WSL Library Development Program Manager; and Kate Connell, OverDrive Account Manager for Washington libraries.

Slide decks for those presenters who used them are now available in PDF format:

Attendees living and working more than 50 miles from the conference venue are eligible for reimbursement for up to two nights stay at the Hotel Murano. Most other travel expenses are also reimbursable.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to the Conference Convener, Will Stuivenga, Library Development Cooperative Projects Manager for the Washington State Library, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).