Handheld and Mobile Access to Information Buck, Marguerite 19 Mar 2007 20:33 UTC

Libraries on the Go: Handheld and Mobile Access to Information

Part four in the series Solving the Puzzle of Library Technology ...
Piece by Piece presented by Tri-state College Library Cooperative (TCLC)

April 12, 2007 -- 9:00 AM - Registration; Session 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

McShain Auditorium, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA 19010

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As more of our patrons and staff members interact with the library using
mobile handheld devices, such as PDAs, iPods and smart phones, it is
increasingly important to understand both the possibilities and the
limits of providing content and services for small screen mobile
devices.  This session will provide a fast paced overview of the current
devices on the market, and how new technologies are making handheld
computers not just palatable but preferable for on-the-go users.
Included will be the latest developments in applications for mobile and
handheld tools, how these can and are being utilized by libraries and
information seekers of all kinds, how mobile searching is different from
a regular search engine, and a sneak peek at what's coming down the
development pike for mobile search.  Come learn about what's happening
with traditional information vendors and mobile interfaces, reference
texting, and multimedia (such as podcasting and location-free tv) for
your mobile device.

Megan Fox is one of the national leaders in handheld technology and
applications for libraries.  At Simmons College, Megan is Web and
Electronic Services Librarian, as well as Special Projects Analyst for
Administration and Planning.  She manages the Library's Web site,
negotiates contracts and subscriptions for online research databases,
and assists the Public Services department with instruction, faculty
outreach, and marketing library services.  Megan also teaches graduate
and continuing education courses for the Graduate School of Library &
Information Science.  She has spoken all over the country at numerous
conferences on handhelds and libraries.

Register for this session by March 30, 2007 by forwarding the following
information with payment of $15.00

to Tri-state College Library Cooperative, c/o Rosemont College Library,
1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010

phone: (610) 525-0796    fax: (610) 525-1939    email: tclc@hslc.org

Name   ____________________________________________________________

Institution _________________________________   Phone __________________

Email ________________________________    Special Needs ________________

Registration form also available at www.tclclibs.org

This workshop series has been partially funded with Federal Library
Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of
Commonwealth Libraries


Marguerite Buck, M.S.L.S

Serials Librarian

Gabriele Library

P.O. Box 705

Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA 19345

610-647-4400, EX. 3833