Apps for Librarians

Apps for Librarians

Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

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How can your library—and your patrons—benefit from mobile apps? This guidebook offers a solid foundation in "app-literacy," supplying librarians with the knowledge to review and recommend apps, offer workshops, and become the app expert for their communities.


• Describes the most important, high-quality mobile apps in specific topic areas of interest to librarians

• Provides examples of how these apps are useful for education, creativity, and productivity for all types of users, including those with special needs

• Supplies a detailed checklist of what information to include when reviewing apps

• Includes an extensive resource guide to books, blogs, websites, courses, and other sources for keeping up with mobile apps

• Provides notes on app functionality, features, price, and developer as well as any pertinent limitations


How can your library—and your patrons—benefit from mobile apps? This guidebook offers a solid foundation in "app-literacy," supplying librarians with the knowledge to review and recommend apps, offer workshops, and become the app expert for their communities.



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Hennig, an independent user experience professional who helps librarians and educators use mobile technologies, lists and describes mobile apps for use by librarians at all types of institutions for reading, productivity, research and reference, taking notes and writing, multimedia, social media, communication, content creation and curation, showcasing special collections, going beyond the library catalog, and professional development. She focuses on apps for Apple's iOS and secondarily for Google's Android platforms and includes information on the developer, platforms, version, price, and description. Additional chapters address mobile app use in general and app design, jailbreaking, accessibility, and reviewing apps. The book does not cover the practical aspects of loaning iPads or other mobile devices in libraries, or copyright issues. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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"How can your library--and your patrons--benefit from mobile apps? This guidebook offers a solid foundation in "app-literacy," supplying librarians with the knowledge to review and recommend apps, offer workshops, and become the app expert for their communities"--
"This is the ultimate guide for librarians looking to improve their services and their performance with mobile technology"--

Publisher: Santa Barbara : Libraries Unlimited, c2014
ISBN: 9781610695305
Branch Call Number: PROF 025.00285 HEN
Characteristics: xiii, 197 p. ;,24 cm.

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KCLS_Older_Adults May 13, 2015

Includes success stories of mobile apps for education (p. 175), how to keep up (p. 168), and ideas for using mobile apps in your library for events, programs and instruction (p. 165).

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