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NISO Webinar: Spotlight on Mobile: Devices, Interface and Content         

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda & Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
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About the Webinar

This session will look at the on-going importance of mobile devices and the influence those devices have on access to and usage of various forms of content, whether text or multi-media. As a ubiquitous tool for a global population, the impact of mobile on the practices and policies of libraries and content providers should not be underestimated

Agenda and Event Slides

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Confirmed Speakers: Rebecca Jackson, Social Sciences and Humanities, Department Head and Associate Professor Research and Instruction Services, Iowa State University Ben RawlinsLibrary Director, SUNY-Geneseo; Tracey Paine, Senior Director of Product Management, EBSCO 

The Compleat Mobile Library: How Are We Faring?
Rebecca Jackson, Social Sciences and Humanities, Department Head and Associate Professor Research and Instruction Services, Iowa State University

Since the introduction of smartphones and tablets, librarians have embraced the ideal of “any time, any place” access to information. The early adopter libraries developed mobile library web presences that looked very different from their regular websites. This presentation will start by discussing a snapshot I published in 2013, moving into a look at the mobile library landscape of today. How are libraries adapting to the need for making their collections and services extend to fit the needs of our mobile patrons accessing those libraries on a tiny screen? What are the challenges and how are libraries dealing with them?

Rebecca Jackson is an Associate Professor and Head of the Social Sciences and Humanities Department at the Iowa State University Library. She has a long history in the area of information literacy and has published on information literacy its relation to cognitive development among college students. Her interest in mobile library websites developed as part of a new focus on library user experience and its importance in fostering a love for learning.

A Mobile State of Mind: Library Resources and Mobile Devices
Ben Rawlins
, Library Director, SUNY-Geneseo

As consumers of information we expect access to be available in the different formats and through the different devices that we use to consume information. As we continue to interact and access information more and more through our mobile devices it is imperative that information be available and formatted in a manner that makes consumption easy and seamless. This proliferation of mobile devices has prompted businesses and organizations, including libraries and library vendors, to leverage the capabilities of these devices to provide mobile-friendly access to information. Mobile devices have led to a shift in the way that libraries and library vendors think about the user experience of their interfaces and have worked to their interfaces This presentation will focus on the different ways that library vendors have made efforts to make their products available to libraries and library users in a mobile manner.

Ben Rawlins is the Library Director at SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library. He has developed several mobile websites and applications for the iOS and Android operating systems, and has presented at several national conferences including the LITA National Forum, ALA Midwinter, ALA Annual, Computers in Libraries, and the Handheld Librarian Conference on a variety of topics related to mobile services in libraries. He is the author of Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians and Mobile Technologies in Libraries: A LITA Guide.

Understanding Patron Needs in a mobile world: Digital Magazine App Development case study 
Tracey Paine, Senior Director of Product Management, EBSCO

Libraries are in need of extending their reach beyond the brick and mortar building. Web site creation can be costly to maintain and is not often done well. Providing a well thought app for a library resources extends the reach to patrons, students and the general public, helping to drive usage for the product as well as introducing them to library assets they may not have known about. EBSCO User Research and product management collaborated to understand the challenges of libraries and developed a best in class app for their digital magazine offering called Flipster helping libraries attract current and new users.

Tracey Paine is EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Director of Product Management for Schools and Public Libraries. She is also responsible for the digital magazine Flipster. Tracey has been with EBSCO for 12+ years in product and project management. Prior to EBSCO, she worked at EMC, Data General and META Group Consulting.


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Registration closes on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

  • NISO Voting Members
    • $100.00 (US and Canada)
    • $110.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $100.00
  • Non-Member
    • $135.00 (US and Canada)
    • $159.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Cancellations made by Wednesday, May 3, 2017 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
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