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Mobile Technologies for Every Library

Ann Whitney Gleason

If you are wondering what mobile technology adoption means for your library or how to get started, Mobile Technologies for Every Library will answer your questions!

  • Wondering what the opportunities and pitfalls are of mobile technology use in libraries? This book will answer these questions.
  • Thinking of starting a mobile program in your library? Want to improve on existing services or add new ones? This book will answer your questions about platforms, options, security, best practices and more.

The book will preview many useful apps for libraries. Web links and resources are also included.

Chapter coverage includes history and existing types of mobile technologies, mobile devices and supporting technology, ways to provide mobile technology for your users, a survey of currently available apps, ways to use mobile technology for library work, best practices, and future directions. Each chapter is organized by subtopics with tips and examples from real library programs to help you get started.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 138Size: 6 1/4 x 9 3/8
978-1-4422-4891-5 • Hardback • March 2015 • $100.00 • (£70.00)
978-1-4422-4892-2 • Paperback • March 2015 • $58.00 • (£39.95)
978-1-4422-4893-9 • eBook • March 2015 • $55.00 • (£37.95)
Ann Whitney Gleason currently serves as the Head of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University on Long Island New York. Previously, she was the Associate Director for Resources and Systems at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL), and was formerly the Head of Computer Systems for the HSL. While at the University of Washington, she also served as Liaison to the School of Social Work. Earlier in her career, the author worked as an educational technology specialist, technology director and CIO for several years before receiving her MLIS from the University of Rhode Island. She also holds a BA degree in Education. Her research interests are currently focused on the use of educational technology in libraries, specifically mobile technologies, course management systems and educational gaming.
Chapter 1: Background and History of Mobile Technology
Chapter 2: Overview of Mobile Devices
Chapter 3: Mobilizing your Website
Chapter 4: All About Mobile Apps
Chapter 5: Information Seeking with Mobile Devices
Chapter 6: Apps for Every Library
Chapter 7: Best Practices for Using Mobile Technology in Libraries
Chapter 8: Using Mobile Technology in Education
Chapter 9: Facilitating Outreach and Communications with Mobile Devices
Chapter 10: The Future of Mobile Technology

About the Author
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in improving or expanding the use of mobile technologies in their library.
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association

Ann Gleason has written a useful, compact, and readable book on mobile technology. As someone who is not a 'techie,' I especially appreciate her clear writing, basic approach and the wealth of best practices and resources presented.
Terry Ann Jankowski, Assistant Director for User Experience, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington

If you’re searching for a book on how libraries can capitalize on the mobile revolution, this book is for you. It’s a readable guide summarizing every aspect of the library’s role in mobile technologies. The book is well-organized by topics and subtopics with specific examples, hot issues, tips and references from real library programs. This book is a call to make mobile devices a visible part of everyday library service.
Angela Lee, Information Services and Instructional Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa