NELA-ITS Spring Workshop

Jun. 17, 2011
Location: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston MA 01505 , Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont
Full Cost: NELA members: $50; Non-members: $65; Library school students & unemployed librarians: $35


Mobilize your patrons - library services in a hand-held world

9:00 AM Registration

9:30 AM Keynote - Megan K. Fox, the Director of Knowledge Management and IT, Jobs for the Future

"Libraries on the Go: Trends in Mobile Tools and Applications"
Current hardware and new technologies are making hand-held computers essential for on-the-go users. Fox highlights the latest development in applications for mobile and hand-held tools and how these can and are being utilized by libraries and information seekers of all kinds.

11:15 AM - Jessamyn West, a technologist living in rural Vermont studying the digital divide and solving technology problems for schools and libraries

"The Mayor of Everywhere Using Social Tools to be More Places at Once"
Web 2.0 tools are uncomplicated to use and freely available online, and they have been making it easy and even enjoyable to remix, share, and repurpose content. The added new dimension of ubiquitous mobile computing is providing more opportunities for libraries to reach patrons and for patrons to interact with librarians. This presentation will address trends in Web 2.0 and social technology.

12:30 PM Lunch (included in registration)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Panel presentation and discussion of practical mobile library applications

  • Brian Herzog: Making your Library Mobile-Friendly Tools and techniques to create a useful resource for your mobile patrons
  • Bonnie Roalsen & Ryan Livergood: Talking Walls & Augmented Realities Using QR codes to extend your library’s services and programs, engage your communities and construct mobile knowledge networks
  • Christine Drew: Enabling Mobile Academic Library Users Accessing student’s technology-use, deploying a mobile site, dabbling with QR codes