Tuesday / December 1 2009 / 1 - 2:30 PM / Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall / Yale University Libraries
This panel discussion will focus on current initiatives using mobile devices at Yale University Library and provide a broader look at the role mobile technologies can play in academic libraries.
Four Yale librarians will give brief presentations on their work on the subject, followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by Barbara Rockenbach, Director of Undergraduate and Library Research Education. The speakers and their topics are as follows:
> Kelly Barrick – Reference and Instruction Coordinator, Social Science Library: In the spring of 2009, Yale University Library rolled out a new text reference service called Text a Librarian to complement its existing instant messaging service (known as AskLive). Kelly will describe how this service was implemented, demonstrate how it works and share what kinds of results have been achieved.
> Geoffrey Little – Library Communications Coordinator: Geoffrey will briefly discuss how mobile technologies can compliment and add value to existing library services and work to support the Yale Library's broader mission to support students and researchers
> Joe Murphy - libraryfuture on Twitter – Coordinator for Instruction and Technology, Kline Science Library: Mobile Technologies & Libraries, Text Message Reference & Beyond. Joe (libraryfuture on Twitter) will suggest a strategy for meeting the future of applying library services and collections to mobile technology.
"Yale Mobile" Presentation Available At
> Lisa Carlucci Thomas - lisacarlucci on Twitter – former Digital Collections Librarian: Lisa will discuss her research study on mobile access to Yale's licensed e-book collections and share her findings and recommendations for providing mobile access to e-books at Yale.
"One Million Moble: A Study Of Mobile Access To eBooks at Yale" Presentation Available At
The Twitter hashtag for this event is #yalemobile
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