Sue Polanka

Role: Expert Advisor

As well as her role as Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio Sue is the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, ‘Ebook Guru,‘ in 2011. Sue created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required® (NSR), a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. This will be used as a significant community engagement channel (promoting our survey(s) for example) for the project. NSR currently has 2,114 subscribers (a very high proportion from UK HE) and around 6,500 to 9,000 visits per month.  The blog was transformed into a book series with ALA Publishing, comprising No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries (2011), No Shelf Required 2:  Use and Management of Electronic Books (2012), and The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing (2012).  Sue speaks internationally on the topic of eBooks, including a series of presentations in Argentina and Malaysia by invitation of the U.S. Department of State.