Two Free Webinars Offered Next Week

These two free webinars will be offered next week: Introducing the Book as iPad App and Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services. Please click on the webinar title to register. If you can’t attend at the scheduled time, the events will be archived.

Introducing the Book as iPad App
Monday, July 23, 2012 2:00 pm

Join Nicole Hennig, Head of the User Experience Group for the MIT Libraries, as she introduces you to the Book as an iPad App.

During this free webinar, you’ll:
*see demos of fiction and nonfiction titles, including children’s books and graphic novels made into iPad apps
*discuss the qualities of a delightful reading experience
*ask some questions about what these changes might mean for readers, libraries, and publishers
*spark ideas for creative programs and services that you can offer in your library related to iPad book apps.

This webinar is a free preview of a four-week course to be offered in the fall. In that course you’ll learn how to find and evaluate the best book apps and what to include when reviewing them. You’ll come away with several ideas for creative programs and services that you can offer in your library related to these apps.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:00 pm

The exploding popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity for libraries to help bridge the digital divide. These devices are often discussed in the context of affluent populations and academic libraries, yet the demographics of mobile internet users are much more diverse than this, and the potential for mobile library services is correspondingly broad. Join us for this webinar brought to you in collaboration with ALA TechSource, and presented by Andromeda Yelton, author of the January issue of Library Technology Reports on the topic of Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services.

We’ll talk about:

  • the demographics of mobile internet users, and why this matters to libraries’ mission
  • real-life examples of online library services aimed at diverse populations
  • mobile friendly steps you can take even with limited time, budget, or expertise.

Presented by: Andromeda Yelton, andromedayelton.com

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