Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Mobile Revolution and Libraries: An Overview

Date:  Thursday, September 27, 2012 
Start Time:   12 Noon Pacific -- 1PM Mountain -- 2PM Central -- 3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge.  Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar:

Presenters:  Lori Bell and Thomas A. Peters

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Series: The Mobile Revolution and Libraries 1st of 4

The mobile revolution – the use of mobile devices to access information, communication, and entertainment networks and services from many locations – is one of the fastest, most pervasive technological revolutions in the history of humankind. The pace of change, the plethora of devices and new versions, the battle for operating system supremacy, and the app explosion have resulted in a dizzying matrix of problems, challenges, and opportunities for libraries and staff.

To manage and strive in this revolution what strategies are best for your library and your customers, now and into the foreseeable future?

Libraries are striving to respond in thoughtful, efficient ways to the use of personal portable devices in physical libraries as well as providing access to library content, services, and systems for customers on the go in various locations.

The mobile revolution demands active discussion, earnest thought, thoughtful play, careful but accelerated planning, and determined action by libraries.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, the first of a four-part series, participants will:
  • Better understand the types of mobile devices, operating systems, and networks available
  • Know the four essential activities conducted on mobile devices
  • Have explored how the mobile revolution is both the apotheosis of the “library without walls” movement as well as a revitalizing challenge for bricks and mortar libraries
  • Assess the services libraries can offer on mobile devices
  • Identify at least three ways libraries can influence publishers of mobile content
In the first of our four-part series, this webinar will be of interest to library staff on all levels from all types of libraries, especially public services and information technology library workers, as well as middle and senior management.

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