Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage
197 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
Year Published: 2014
This is the ultimate guide for librarians looking to improve their services and their performance with mobile technology.
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.
Smart phones and other mobile devices that support downloadable applications—universally referred to as "apps"—can be used to foster productivity, conduct research, or read and study. Additionally, savvy librarians can better serve their communities by gaining expertise in mobile technologies and being qualified to make app recommendations to patrons. This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons.
Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development. Organized by function—reading, writing, reference, multi-media, and productivity—apps are profiled with the following information: title, developer, price, screenshot and icon, platforms, general description, examples of use, and key features that make it worthwhile for learning and creative work.
- 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
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