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Discussion Enhanced Library Instruction with Mobile Devices Webinar - RECORDING

by Laurie Bridges on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 08:05 pm

Today the LITA Mobile Interest Group hosted our midwinter webinar. The recording can be found here via Adobe Connect: http://bit.ly/mlibinstruction The time stamps for each speaker are listed behind their presentation title, if you’d like to jump ahead to a particular presentation. Thank you to our great speakers!
 
Laurie Bridges
Oregon State Universities Libraries
LITA Mobile IG Chair
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Today the LITA Mobile Interest Group hosted our midwinter webinar. The recording can be found here via Adobe Connect: http://bit.ly/mlibinstruction The time stamps for each speaker are listed behind their presentation title, if you’d like to jump ahead to a particular presentation. Thank you to our great speakers!
 
Laurie Bridges
Oregon State Universities Libraries
LITA Mobile IG Chair
_____________________
 
 

ENHANCING LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WITH MOBILE DEVICES (Recorded Webinar)

Sponsored by the LITA Mobile Interest Group

 

1. WeChatting at the Library: Supporting Virtual Services on the WeChat App / :42 

Presenter: Raymond Pun, Reference and Research Services Librarian, New York University Shanghai

WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed in China. It was released in 2011 and currently has over 355 million users. Most of the users are from East Asia, particularly China. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss opportunities, best practices and outreach strategies to support students' needs through the WeChat app. The presenter will share his experiences and observations in serving the freshmen students in the school since last semester. All of the students use this app to connect with their friends on campus, however, the Library has taken this service to the next step to provide reference and research support. The WeChat has many useful functions: the app can send files; support video-chat features, group and voice messaging. The presenter will also explore the cultural challenges in providing this service and how this service became customized to support both Chinese and international students in NYU Shanghai. Attendees will learn about the mobile app and discover the possibility of integrating this app with their virtual services as an outreach tool to support their international students from Asia who are using this app frequently.

 

2. Reimagining the First Year Library Tour / 12:45

Presenter: Rob Walsh, Social Sciences Librarian at Trinity College Library

"Photobomb the Library" is updated version of the traditional scavenger hunt, predicated on the idea that the physical library - its spaces, resources and staff - is a crucial place with which to be familiar. Using Evernote on their mobile devices, groups of students in a first year seminar were given ten tasks (e.g. "Find a print journal that is older than you are. Hold it up, and say 'cheese!'") that acquainted them with the spaces, resources and staff of the library - they were forced to get up and explore at their own pace. The objectives of this activity are to introduce first year students to Evernote, a tool that will prove useful in their future studies; to introduce first year students to the library and its resources, while avoiding a traditional (read: dreaded) library tour; and, to build community among first year students.

 

 

3. Starting a Device Club / 32:01

Presenter: Deloris Foxworth, Lecturer Information Communication Technology, University of Kentucky

As a technology manager at a public library I was often challenged to explain to patrons how their devices worked. I did this in a variety of ways. I helped patrons one-on-one and through group workshops. In an attempt to help more people and connect users to other users of the same device I thought about creating device clubs for some of the more popular devices. The idea behind these clubs was not only to equip patrons with additional skills and products for their devices, but also to develop a sense of community among users of the same device. My ultimate goal was to set up several clubs (for different devices) that would meet regularly (monthly, initially) to explore a feature of their device.

 

 

4. Ride the Wave: Empowering Student Success through Information Literacy / 44:28

Presenter: Alys Jordan, Sp. Ed., Head of Research, Instruction & Outreach Services, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The presentation will describe how using Adobe Connect or NearPod apps on mobile devices combined with Springshare provides an interactive learning environment virtually. Adobe Connect or NearPod can assist in reaching distance students to practice keyword searches, receive immediate feedback, handouts, and a recording of the session to address various learning styles. I have developed online instructional sessions to embed information literacy into core courses and orientations in School of Business and Institute for the Study of Human Services, Health, and Justice. To address the needs of NSU students enrolled at the six Student Education Centers and online, Ride the Wave: Empowering Student Success workshops were developed. The workshop series included library instruction, APA, Endnote, writing, and work and life balance workshops. NSU libraries, Student Activities, and the Writing Center collaborated to support student academic needs.

 

If you have any questions please contact Laurie Bridges, LITA Mobile Interest Group Chair, laurie.bridges@oregonstate.edu

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Event ENHANCING LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WITH MOBILE DEVICES

by Laurie Bridges on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 02:15 pm

ENHANCING LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WITH MOBILE DEVICES

Sponsored by the LITA Mobile Interest Group

ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting

 

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Approximately 90 minutes

2:30 pm Hawaii – 3:30 pm Alaska – 4:30 pm Pacific - 5:30 pm Mountain – 6:30 pm Central – 7:30 pm Eastern

 

ENHANCING LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WITH MOBILE DEVICES

Sponsored by the LITA Mobile Interest Group

ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting

 

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Approximately 90 minutes

2:30 pm Hawaii – 3:30 pm Alaska – 4:30 pm Pacific - 5:30 pm Mountain – 6:30 pm Central – 7:30 pm Eastern

 

Where: Virtually. Adobe Connect – Live attendance caps at 100. http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/limobile/

Please note: the presentations will be recorded and a link will be posted to the ALA Connect website and freely available within one week following the presentations.

 

The LITA – Mobile Computing IG is pleased to host the following presentations at its upcoming virtual meeting (each presentation will be approximately 15 minutes):

1. Reimagining the First Year Library Tour

Presenter: Rob Walsh, Social Sciences Librarian at Trinity College Library

"Photobomb the Library" is updated version of the traditional scavenger hunt, predicated on the idea that the physical library - its spaces, resources and staff - is a crucial place with which to be familiar. Using Evernote on their mobile devices, groups of students in a first year seminar were given ten tasks (e.g. "Find a print journal that is older than you are. Hold it up, and say 'cheese!'") that acquainted them with the spaces, resources and staff of the library - they were forced to get up and explore at their own pace. The objectives of this activity are to introduce first year students to Evernote, a tool that will prove useful in their future studies; to introduce first year students to the library and its resources, while avoiding a traditional (read: dreaded) library tour; and, to build community among first year students.

2. Starting a Device Club

Presenter: Deloris Foxworth, Lecturer Information Communication Technology, University of Kentucky

As a technology manager at a public library I was often challenged to explain to patrons how their devices worked. I did this in a variety of ways. I helped patrons one-on-one and through group workshops. In an attempt to help more people and connect users to other users of the same device I thought about creating device clubs for some of the more popular devices. The idea behind these clubs was not only to equip patrons with additional skills and products for their devices, but also to develop a sense of community among users of the same device. My ultimate goal was to set up several clubs (for different devices) that would meet regularly (monthly, initially) to explore a feature of their device.

3. Ride the Wave: Empowering Student Success through Information Literacy

Presenter: Alys Jordan, Sp. Ed., Head of Research, Instruction & Outreach Services, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The presentation will describe how using Adobe Connect or NearPod apps on mobile devices combined with Springshare provides an interactive learning environment virtually. Adobe Connect or NearPod can assist in reaching distance students to practice keyword searches, receive immediate feedback, handouts, and a recording of the session to address various learning styles. I have developed online instructional sessions to embed information literacy into core courses and orientations in School of Business and Institute for the Study of Human Services, Health, and Justice. To address the needs of NSU students enrolled at the six Student Education Centers and online, Ride the Wave: Empowering Student Success workshops were developed. The workshop series included library instruction, APA, Endnote, writing, and work and life balance workshops. NSU libraries, Student Activities, and the Writing Center collaborated to support student academic needs.

4. WeChatting at the Library: Supporting Virtual Services on the WeChat App

Presenter: Raymond Pun, Reference and Research Services Librarian, New York University Shanghai

WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed in China. It was released in 2011 and currently has over 355 million users. Most of the users are from East Asia, particularly China. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss opportunities, best practices and outreach strategies to support students' needs through the WeChat app. The presenter will share his experiences and observations in serving the freshmen students in the school since last semester. All of the students use this app to connect with their friends on campus, however, the Library has taken this service to the next step to provide reference and research support. The WeChat has many useful functions: the app can send files; support video-chat features, group and voice messaging. The presenter will also explore the cultural challenges in providing this service and how this service became customized to support both Chinese and international students in NYU Shanghai. Attendees will learn about the mobile app and discover the possibility of integrating this app with their virtual services as an outreach tool to support their international students from Asia who are using this app frequently.

 

If you have any questions please contact Laurie Bridges, LITA Mobile Interest Group Chair, laurie.bridges@oregonstate.edu

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Discussion LITA Mobile Interest Group Webinar Call for Proposals EXTENDED TO OCT 15!

by Laurie Bridges on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Call for Virtual Participation: American Library Association LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Presentations

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (January)
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This “meeting" is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

Call for Virtual Participation: American Library Association LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Presentations

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (January)
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This “meeting" is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

The LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group seeks 4-5 short presentations (15 minutes each) on “Enhancing Library Instruction with Mobile Devices” for the upcoming ALA Mid-Winter Conference . 
 
We are looking for presentations about what you’ve done, what you plan to do, best practices, or other topics related to instruction and mobile devices. All presentations suggestions will be considered.

To submit your presentation topic for consideration, please fill out the online form before October 17, 2014http://osuvalleylibrary.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Osu607ShBPrKDj

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Discussion Call for Virtual Midwinter Presentations - Enhancing Instruction with Mobile Devices.

by Laurie Bridges on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 05:28 pm

Call for Virtual Participation: American Library Association LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Presentations

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (January)
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This “meeting" is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

Call for Virtual Participation: American Library Association LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Presentations

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (January)
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This “meeting" is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

The LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group seeks 4-5 short presentations (15 minutes each) on “Enhancing Library Instruction with Mobile Devices” for the upcoming ALA Mid-Winter Conference .  This conference is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter - physical attendance IS NOT required.
 
We are looking for presentations about what you’ve done, what you plan to do, best practices, or other topics related to instruction and mobile devices. All presentations suggestions will be considered.

To submit your presentation topic for consideration, please fill out the online form before October 1, 2014http://osuvalleylibrary.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Osu607ShBPrKDj

 

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Event ALA Annual LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group - Informal Breakout Sessions

by Laurie Bridges on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 02:50 pm

Join us on 
When: Saturday June 28, 2014 1:00-2:30
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, N204
 
Join the LITA Mobile Interest IG for informal breakout sessions discussing topics of your choice. Responsive Design? Google Glass? Geo-Location? Come to the meeting, find folks with similar interests, and have a discussion! 
 
We will also discuss possible topics for the mid-winter LITA Mobile Interest IG free webinar. Last year it was Responsive Design
 

Join us on 
When: Saturday June 28, 2014 1:00-2:30
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, N204
 
Join the LITA Mobile Interest IG for informal breakout sessions discussing topics of your choice. Responsive Design? Google Glass? Geo-Location? Come to the meeting, find folks with similar interests, and have a discussion! 
 
We will also discuss possible topics for the mid-winter LITA Mobile Interest IG free webinar. Last year it was Responsive Design
 
More information about the LITA Mobile Interest Group:
 
http://www.ala.org/lita/about/igs/mobile/lit-igmc
 
Laurie Bridges, Chair, ALA LITA Mobile Interest Group
Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-8821

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Discussion Responsive Design in Libraries - LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group MidWinter 2014 Webinar Online - Free

by Laurie Bridges on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm

You can now view the LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group's Responsive Design in Libraries webinar online. Free!

 

 

 

Discussion INVITATION to Responsive Design in Libraries - LITA Mobile Interest Group Virtual Meeting for ALA Midwinter

by Laurie Bridges on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 02:30 pm

RESPONSIVE DESIGN IN LIBRARIES

Sponsored by the LITA Mobile Interest Group

ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 15.

9 am Hawaii - 10 am Alaska - 11 am Pacific -12 pm Mountain - 1 pm Central - 2 pm Eastern

 Where: Virtually. Register at https://oregonconnect.ilinc.com/register/kbtvmbh

RESPONSIVE DESIGN IN LIBRARIES

Sponsored by the LITA Mobile Interest Group

ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 15.

9 am Hawaii - 10 am Alaska - 11 am Pacific -12 pm Mountain - 1 pm Central - 2 pm Eastern

 Where: Virtually. Register at https://oregonconnect.ilinc.com/register/kbtvmbh

Description: The LITA – Mobile Computing IG is pleased to host the following presentations at its upcoming virtual meeting:

 1. Responsive Introduction/Overview

Presenter: Brad Czerniak

Web design has been a tumultuous 20-year journey. Along the way, it has seen battles for standards, competing platforms, and exciting innovations — all in the name of delivering the best possible sites to users. In this presentation, Brad (the developer of possibly the first responsive library website) will give historical background that puts the shift toward responsive design in context. He will also layout some forward-thinking concepts for where web design and development are heading in the near future.

Responsive sites:

  http://www.cantonpl.org

  http://www.commercialprogression.com

  http://www.codemichigan.com

2. Your Library, Anywhere: A Modern, Responsive Library Catalogue at University of Toronto Libraries

Presenters: Bilal Khalid, Gordon Belray, Lisa Gayhart

 With the recent surge in the mobile device market and an ever-expanding patron base with increasingly divergent levels of technical ability, the University of Toronto Libraries embarked on the development of a new catalogue discovery layer to fit the needs of its diverse users.

The result: (http://search.library.utoronto.ca) a mobile-friendly, flexible and intuitive web application that brings the full power of a faceted library catalogue to users without compromising quality or performance, employing Responsive Web Design principles. In this talk we will discuss: application development; interface design; and project communications.

3. Maintaining multiple responsive designs with a small staff

Presenter: Steve Cherry

 The Catholic University of America libraries decided to adopt responsive design due to increasing mobile traffic. However, maintaining a unique theme for each site that needed one placed a huge burden on the small team. Steve will discuss some of the tools and techniques used to lessen that burden, allowing CUA Libraries to reuse the majority of code across systems.

Responsive sites:

http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/

http://cuexhibits.wrlc.org/

http://www.lib.cua.edu/music/

http://www.lib.cua.edu/rarebook/

https://github.com/sccherry/middleman-styleguide

4. Re-coding for Responsive Design: Tips, Tricks and Traps

Presenter: Alicia Virtue

 This presentation is an overview of the strategies used to adapt and implement responsive design for the Santa Rosa Junior College library website (http://www.santarosa.edu/library). The SRJC library website serves as the main interface for student research and as the primary instructional tool for approximately 40 information literacy classes a semester. A discussion of the challenges faced in introducing multi-browser, multi-screen size performance  while adhering to the College's visual design requirements will include strategies taken to implement consistent  navigation across mobile phones, tablets and desktop interfaces  as well use of media queries for presentation of text and graphics. Highlights of some of the tools used to showcase and feature library resources across multiple device and display sizes will be addressed, including use of adaptive slide shows, carousels, lightboxes and other jquery-based tools.

 

 

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Discussion Call for Virtual Presentations: LITA Mobile Computing IG Meeting

by Laurie Bridges on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 05:44 pm

Call for Virtual Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This meeting is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

Call for Virtual Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting

Date & Time:  1 week prior to ALA Mid-Winter Meeting
Location: Virtual/Online 

***This meeting is virtual and held one week prior to Mid-Winter -Physical attendance IS NOT required.***

The LITA Mobile Computing IG seeks 4-5 short presentations (15
minutes) on responsive design for the upcoming ALA Mid-Winter
Conference in Philadelphia, PA.  This conference is virtual and held one
week prior to Mid-Winter - physical attendance IS NOT required.
 
We are looking for presentations about what you've done, what you plan to do, best practices, or other topics related to responsive design. All presentations suggestions will be considered.

Feel free to email Laurie Bridges, Laurie.Bridges@oregonstate.edu, and/or post your topic suggestion here.

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Discussion Mobile Computing IG Meeting - ALA Annual 2013 - Meeting Notes

by Evviva Weinraub on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 07:57 pm

 

Mobile Computing Interest Group

ALA Annual Meeting 2013 

Monday, July 1st 2013
3pm to 4pm, US/Central (-6)

 

Mobile Computing Interest Group

ALA Annual Meeting 2013 

Monday, July 1st 2013
3pm to 4pm, US/Central (-6)

  1. Introductions & Announcements (5 min)
    1. Co chairs: Evviva Weinraub Lajoie & Kevin Lau (Not Attending)
    2. Vice-Chair: Vincci Lui (Not Attending)
    3. Incoming Chair: Laurie Bridges
  2. LITA & Mobile IG Business (10 min)
    1. ALA Connect - http://connect.ala.org/node/72768
  3. Mobile IG Programming at ALA Annual
    1. We Went Mobile, Now What?
  • June 29th – 3 – 4pm, McCormick Place Convention Center – N4272a
  • Discussion of presentation
  • 100+ people in attendance
  • Great discussion
  • Slides are available on ALA Connect under the announcement of the panel.
  1. Mobile Presentations & Discussion
    1. Pros & Cons of Responsive Web Design
      Presenter: Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Florida International University Medical Library
  • This discussion took up most of our time and led to a very lively conversation about how to do responsive design well, the pros and cons of responsive design, and what it means to build a site with responsive in mind. 
  • Bohyun provided some great examples of RD done well, and RD done poorly.  Her slides are here.  
  1. Building a Crowd-Sources Mobile Optimized Translation Platform
  2. Presenter: Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Director, Emerging Technologies & Services, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
  • This presentation was done in just a few minutes and there was only some side conversations about it afterward.  Most everyone needed to run to catch buses and drive home. 
    1. Other Potential Discussion Topics
      1. Not covered, no time

 

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Event We Went Mobile, Now What?

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Since 2008, libraries have provided services through mobile devices, and with 10.1% of all online time spent annually on mobile Internet, the case for a mobile presence is made ever more clear. Join us as we discuss whether it makes sense to build or optimize for mobile, strategies on how to evaluate and assess mobile success, tips on performing usability testing in a mobile landscape and a look at what’s next in mobile web design.

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