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How Digital Books Help Schools Reimagine Reading Equity

Abrupt shifts between remote, hybrid and in-person learning forced schools to reimagine how to deliver instructional resources to students, and digital books helped to meet this critical need. However, a return to in-person instruction doesn’t necessitate a return to the status quo. Digital books aren’t just a useful tool for the remote classroom. They’re also a critical tool in the fight to increase reading equity. This session is a must-attend for anyone looking to build a digital library from the ground up or exploring new ways to leverage their existing ebook and audiobook catalog. Attendees will learn:


• The benefits of reading access, and how digital books help fill gaps left by print books.

• How digital books can help schools achieve a 1:1 book-to-student ratio.

• How ebooks and audiobooks help mitigate learning loss, particularly for disadvantaged students who might not have print books at home.

• How digital books facilitate a diverse, inclusive school library.

This talk was presented at:
2022 National ESEA Conference
February 2022 in New Orleans, LA
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Suzy Nash

Suzy Nash is the OverDrive Education Account Executive for the Northwest, Four Points area and Nevada. She had previously spent fourteen years working with K12 schools championing literacy and continuing education. Suzy helps teachers and administrators embrace technology and digital content, igniting a passion for learning in students and a lifelong passion for reading.