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RUSA President's Program/MARS Chair's Program, ALA Annual 2012

RUSA President's Program/MARS Chair's Program, ALA Annual 2012

Date: Sunday, June 24 from 10:30 – noon

Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204B


Library in Your Hand: Mobile Technologies for Exchanging Information with Patrons

Mobile devices are increasingly being used to provide libraries with the opportunity to disperse information at the exact point of need.  "Library in Your Hand: Mobile Technologies for Exchanging Information with Patrons" will be presented during the ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30-noon at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204B. 

Presented jointly as the RUSA President's Program and the MARS Chair's Program, this program will explore the importance of libraries supporting mobile technologies for the dissemination and acquisition of information.  Examples of such projects currently underway in libraries will be discussed by our panel of speakers. 

  • Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, will speak about why libraries should embrace communicating with patrons through mobile devices.  
  • Kristin Antelman, Associate Director for the Digital Library at NCSU Libraries, will speak about mobile initiatives at NCSU including WolfWalk, a photographic guide to the history of NCSU optimized for mobile devices. 
  • David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka Public Library, will discuss the social media used to communicate with patrons at the Topeka Public Library.

Join us for this exciting program!

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