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Edtech Advocacy &
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Integrating Digital Books Into the Physical Library to Engage Teen Readers

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Tuesday, December 1, 1:30–2:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Patricia Jimenez  
Hosted by Overdrive. Librarians must fight for users' attention, convince paper-book lovers to try screen reading, and help parents, teachers, and other stakeholders see the value of digital texts. Patty Jimenez, from Glendale Union High School District (AZ), will share recommendations for getting teens to embrace digital books and remain active users.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts
Related exhibitors:
Sora, by OverDrive Education


Patricia Jimenez, Sunnyslope High School

Patricia Jimenez taught English Langauge Arts for 13 years before transitioning to the role of teacher-librarian in 2006. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in ELA, has an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, and an MLIS. She is an active member of the Arizona State Library Association serving as the chair of the Professional Development committee. She is an avid reader of graphic novels and comics and champions their use in the library and classroom.

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