"So far, I find Follett Shelf a mixed bag of nuts. Like many e-book products out there for libraries, for the moment I’m going to have to live with it if I think our students will be using it. But it is extremely important that as customers, we give e-book companies constant feedback and become advocates for the improvements needed for our students and readers. We need to push vendors to provide the best designs and materials possible at prices that are affordable for schools. We need to speak to them about recognizing some special needs of schools, like the fact that for class sets, we often need 100 copies of a novel for 3 weeks, and it’s not really feasible to purchase those for one time uses like that if the e-book pricing isn’t affordable. As more schools move to 1:1, BYOT policies, or tablet roll-outs, solving these problems is going to be vital to our libraries so our role in this process is very important..."