2011 ITS Spring Event
New England Library Association – Information Technology Section
Mobilize your patrons: library services in a hand-held world
When: Friday, June 17, 2011, 9:30am – 3:30 pm
Where: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston MA 01505
Directions at http://www.towerhillbg.org/thwebdir.html
How much: Registration fee includes lunch!
NELA members – $50 non-members – $65
Library school students & unemployed librarians – $35
How:Registration closes Friday June 3th. Space is limited.
Mail-In form available at end of this message; online registration soon at http://nelib.org
Registration: 9:00 AM
Keynote: 9:30 AM Megan K. Fox, the Director of Knowledge Management and IT, Jobs for the Future
Libraries on the Go: Trends in Mobile Tools and Applications
Current hardware and new technologies are making hand-held computers essential for on-the-go users. Fox highlights the latest development in applications for mobile and hand-held tools and how these can and are being utilized by libraries and information seekers of all kinds.
11:15 AM Jessamyn West, a technologist living in rural Vermont studying the digital divide and solving technology problems for schools and libraries
The Mayor of Everywhere Using Social Tools to be More Places at Once
Web 2.0 tools are uncomplicated to use and freely available online, and they have been making it easy and even enjoyable to remix, share, and repurpose content. The added new dimension of ubiquitous mobile computing is providing more opportunities for libraries to reach patrons and for patrons to interact with librarians. This presentation will address trends in Web 2.0 and social technology.
12:30 PM Lunch (included in registration)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Panel presentation and discussion
Brian Herzog: Making your Library Mobile-Friendly
Tools and techniques to create a useful resource for your mobile patrons
Bonnie Roalsen & Ryan Livergood: Talking Walls & Augmented Realities
Using QR codes to extend your library’s services and programs, engage your communities and construct mobile knowledge networks
Christine Drew: Enabling Mobile Academic Library Users
Accessing student’s technology-use, deploying a mobile site, dabbling with QR codes
Mobilize your patrons: library service in a hand-held world
2011 ITS Spring Event registration
Make your check payable to the New England Library Association and mail to
1701B Hooksett Road
Hooksett NH 03106
Registration fee includes lunch!
___NELA members $50
___Library School students & unemployed librarians $35
Registration closes Friday, June 3. Space is limited.
Let us know of any dietary restrictions.