Sunday, April 19, 2009

Science Info On The Go: Enhancing Traditional Sci-Tech Library Services w/ Mobile Devices

ACRL/STS Poster Session at ALA 2008
Science Info on the Go:

Enhancing Traditional Sci-Tech Library Services

w/ Mobile Devices
Joe Murphy / Yale Science Libraries / joseph.murphy@yale.edu

[http://www.slideshare.net/joseph.murphy/sts-poster-session]
Mobile devices help libraries meet the evolving information needs of the sci-tech community by expanding traditional services and exploring new opportunities. Enhancing / Expanding Services New Opportunities Mobile Reference = Text Messaging Reference Answers on the go - Answers from anywhere by SMS - Expert assistance at point of need Mobile librarians to meet the diffuse information needs of our specialized clientele. Email Social Networking Instant Messaging Mobile devices facilitate library 2.0 Phone and social networking initiatives. In person and outreach Considerations ● Choosing a technology ● Identifying New Workflows ● Establishing Management Models: Staffing, Training ● Exploring Best Practices for a Quality Service (shifting communication styles and user expectations)

ACRL/STS Poster Session 6/30/2008

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