who selects e-books of African American subject matter
I'll pass that on to our collection manager; what books would you like to see? We love getting suggestions! Also, you can always suggest specific ebook titles directly from the Overdrive section of the Omaha Public Library site. On any search page (for example, All Fiction), you will see several options in the left-hand menu; one of them is Additional Titles to Recommend. Clicking on that takes you to a page showing all the titles available from our supplier as ebooks (keep in mind that not all titles have been published as ebooks). Hovering over the image of the book will reveal a "Recommend" button.
You can also request titles through the Suggest a Purchase link at the bottom of each page of the OPL website. You will first be prompted to log in, then taken to a page where you can enter information about the title you want (only items published in the last couple of years). The great thing about this is you will be able to track your purchase requests in your account.
Let me know if there are any specific authors you are interested in and I will pass that on to our collection manager.