April 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Using Ebooks to Serve Different Student Populations


SPONSORED BY: OverDrive and School Library Journal

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From reluctant readers and English language learners to kids with special needs, students of all backgrounds and abilities can benefit by using ebooks. Join us as our expert panel of school librarians discusses ways to use ebooks to promote literacy across a variety of student populations. During this free webcast, we’ll explore proven techniques for leveraging ebooks to help meet the instructional needs of different types of students. Plus, you’ll glean practical tips on the best ways to engage readers of all ages and reading levels.


Grace Rembert – Middle School Librarian, Atlanta International School

Grace Rembert is in her ninth year at the Atlanta International School. She serves on the European Council of International Schools Library Steering Committee. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Education with Certification in School Media from the University of Georgia in 2005.

Paige Jaeger – Coordinator for School Library Services, Washington Saratoga BOCES

Paige Jaeger facilitates 84 libraries in the upstate New York region. She has been a librarian at both the elementary and secondary levels. Their library system was an early adopter of OverDrive and has seen usage increase exponentially over the last six years. Paige writes frequently for SLJ and many other professional journals. She considers herself a Cybrarian and a lemon loaf aficionado.

Jay Greenlinger – Director of Instructional Technology, Pleasant Valley School District

Jay Greenlinger is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Pleasant Valley School District, following 4 years as Principal of La Mariposa School, an elementary school in the Pleasant Valley School District. Prior to that, he served in the Oak Park Unified School District as a middle school administrator and as an elementary teacher. Dr. Greenlinger holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Masachusetts, Amherst, a Master of Education from Pepperdine University, a Master of School Administration from CSUN, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from CA State University, Northridge. In his free time, Jay can be found chasing after his 4 children, the oldest of whom is 5.

K.C Boyd – Library Media Specialist and Director of Social Media, Wendell Phillips Academy High School

K.C. Boyd serves Chicago’s Bronzeville community as a school Library Media Specialist and Director of Social Media at AUSL Wendell Phillips Academy High School. She is the recipient of the Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries VITAL Technology Grant in 2012 and 2014. Through these grants, Boyd has successfully helped transform the educational landscape for Level 1-ranked Phillips through integrating technology into the school curriculum. During her tenure with CPS, Boyd has worked at the elementary, high school and administration levels. She is also the former coordinator for the Mayor Daley Book Club for Middle School Students.


Kathy Ishizuka – Executive Editor, School Library Journal

Kathy Ishizuka is the Executive Editor of School Library Journal. She was previously Executive Editor, Technology and Digital Projects for SLJ. Connect with her on Twitter:@kishizuka.

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