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NISO Webinar: Knowledge in Your Pocket: Mobile Technology and Libraries

October 9, 2013
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda
  • Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
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  • System Requirements:
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About the Webinar

Mobile technology has become the preferred method for connecting to the Internet, especially for busy library patrons, faculty, researchers, and students. To meet this need, many publishers are adding mobile options to their resources, either through an app, site optimization or other platforms. How are libraries managing the various options now available for their users? How are librarians keeping up with this modern trend and what skills are necessary to deliver enhanced user services?




Nettie Lagace
Associate Director for Programs, NISO

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Terry Ballard 
Special Projects Librarian at the College of New Rochelle

Libraries on the Run: Adding Mobile Access to Academic Libraries
Terry will discuss steps such as choosing a vendor, setting up the catalog search, promoting the product to the campus community, deciding which added pages to include and to leave behind, and evaluating usage.

Terry Ballard earned his MLS from the University of Arizona in 1989, and has worked since as an academic systems librarian in the New York area. He is the author of dozens of articles concerning library automation and two books - most recently "Google this! Putting Google and other social media sites to work for your library," published by Chandos in 2012. A frequent speaker at library conferences and webinars, he is currently the Special Projects Librarian at the College of New Rochelle.

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Rachel Besara
Assistant Librarian, Strozier Library, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Using Mobile Technology for Assessment, Data Visualization, and Advocacy
Learn about the different types of apps you can use in library assessment. Get ideas on tools you can use to visualize your data for discovery or storytelling, and find out how to advocate for your library using your assessment results and mobile applications.

Rachel Besara is an Assessment Librarian at Florida State University Libraries. In this role, her duties include data collection, data management, statistics, and report writing. She is the Immediate Past-Chair of the National Library Leadership and Management Association's Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation Section (LLAMA MAES). Her professional interests include data visualization, evidence-based librarianship, ROI, and qualitative assessments of user populations.

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Anne K. Seymour
Associate Director, Biomedical Library, University of Pennsylvania

mHealth and mLearning: Global and Local Initiatives and Strategy at Penn Libraries
Anne will give overview and history of the UPenn global activities related to mobile technologies including mLearning and mHealth. She will also address how this work has informed and influenced our mobile initiatives and strategy at Penn Libraries.

Anne K. Seymour, MS, is the Associate Director for Information Services at the Biomedical Library of the University of Pennsylvania. The Biomedical Library serves the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and life sciences community at Penn. Her responsibilities include oversight of research and literature review services for this community as well as library support of evidence-based practice curricula in the schools of medicine and nursing and in graduate medical education at the UPHS. Ms. Seymour has applied her expertise in evidence-based practice, health sciences information resources and informatics to the global health arena and to Penn’s global health partnerships in Botswana and Guatemala.  



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Registration closes on October 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $95.00
  • Non-Member
    • $125.00 (US and Canada)
    • $149.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on October 9, 2013. Cancellations made by October 2, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.

  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.

  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.

  • Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free webinar connection as part of their membership. You do not need to register for the event for this free connection. Your webinar contact will receive the login instructions the Monday before the event. You may have as many people as you like from the member's library view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections beyond the free one, then you will need to enter a paid registration (at the member rate) for each additional connection required.

  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.

  • Registrants and LSA member webinar contacts will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived webinar recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.