PressReader, the world’s largest digital newspaper and magazine reading platform, and Niche Academy an online learning platform built specifically for libraries announce a collaborative agreement to provide meaningful training to public library staff at every library with a PressReader subscription.
Niche Academy will provide the learning platform to assist in comprehensive training for PressReader products. Each library will receive their own unique online training environment that records the progress of every staff learner, and allow them to receive professional development credit.
“One of the most important things we can do to make sure patrons get the full value of PressReader, is to ensure library staff become comfortable using and talking about the PressReader experience,” says Igor Smirnoff, Chief Commercial Officer at PressReader. “This collaboration with Niche Academy will simplify the learning process for library staff. They’ll be able to take the training at their own pace, and on their own schedule, and refer back to it at any time.”
“Library administrators can also be confident that the training will stay-up-to-date without any overhead on their part,” says Jared Oates, Niche Academy’s Chief Operating Officer. “PressReader is a great example of a premium content experience that libraries can provide to their patrons. When we help more patrons enjoy that experience, it strengthens the brand of the individual library and the library ecosystem as a whole.”
The new training be will available to all current PressReader public library customers as well as those just beginning their subscription. While PressReader will be reaching out to all library customers over the coming months, libraries can also contact Niche Academy directly to expedite the process. For more information about Niche Academy and its products, please visit www.nicheacademy.com or call 1-801-903-2663.
About Niche Academy
Niche Academy provides promotional and educational tools to help libraries increase utilization of their electronic resources and other services. The Niche Academy platform makes it easy for libraries to create their own online academies where they can teach patrons how to use library resources and deliver self-directed education experiences both inside and outside the physical library.
PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. With offices in Vancouver, Dublin, and Manila, they’re building a place for people to find great content from anywhere in the world. That’s why they’ve partnered with thousands of publishers to make premium content available to libraries and their users anywhere.
PressReader is all about choice. Using their phone or tablet, readers can browse content, or download entire issues using the PressReader app. You can even access the platform through their website. Subscribe for unlimited access, or get the full experience sponsored by one of their partners. Read the best publications, or discover new favorites. The possibilities are endless.