Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Feb: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services (ALA)

New Workshop!
Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services
Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang
Thursdays, February 13 and 20, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes
Tablets offer major potential for library services, including the ability to increase productivity and improve your library's programs in such areas as reference services, collection management, and library instruction. In this two-part ALA TechSource workshop, Virginia Tech librarians Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang will share their experiences with a multifaceted program, guiding you step-by-step in building a tablet program, from choosing and purchasing tablets through deployment.
You'll learn how to
•    compare platforms and features of tablet computers and other mobile devices
•    select and purchase according to your library’s needs and technology environment
•    develop policies related to tablet circulation (among both patrons and library staff), connectivity, and content
•    use tablets to increase staff productivity and enhance professional development
•    enhance reference and instructional services, collection management, and administration using tablets