The Pocket Library: Trends in Mobile User Services

May. 12, 2011
Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, New York
Full Cost: Members: free / Non-members: $5.00

Join the LACUNY Emerging Technologies Committee for a series of presentations on the use of mobile technologies in the delivery of library services. CUNY librarians will discuss challenges and opportunities related to the design, implementation, assessment, and promotion of mobile library services. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free for LACUNY members. Non-members pay a $5.00 admission fee at the door or online via PayPal. Space is limited so please register by May 9th to reserve your seat. Register online at: http://lacuny.org/committees-and-roundtables/committees/emerging-technologiesHunter College Libraries Mobile Web Project Danielle Becker, Web Librarian, Hunter College Discover what went into creating the Hunter College Libraries mobile web site. Hear about their mobile strategy and what their next steps are in their ongoing mobile development process. Mobile Friendly Databases Stephen Francoeur, Information Services Librarian, Baruch College This presentation will examine the trend of databases that have web interfaces optimized for mobile devices or mobile apps. The usefulness and viability of these mobile solutions for databases will be explored, as will strategies for connecting your library's users to these resources. Mobile Information Literacy: Let's Use an App for That! Stefanie Havelka, Electronic Resources-Web Services Librarian, Lehman College Alevtina Verbovetskaya, Instructional Technologies Librarian, Lehman College Accessing data and information via apps and mobile websites has become the norm. To better serve our students and faculty, we as librarians need to keep abreast in the field of emerging technologies. We need to be able to identify authoritative apps and recommend free & paid apps to our patrons. We also need to teach our users how to be information literate on the go. Using QR Codes to Link Real & Virtual Library Space Joseph Deodato, Web Services Librarian, College of Staten Island QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can be used to send text, audio, video, and other digital media to a user's smartphone. Learn how QR codes can be used to deliver point of need services and link physical and virtual library space. Uses, benefits, and considerations for implementation will be discussed.