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Continuing the Conversation: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on March 15, 2012 - 11:08am
We just wrapped up our popular workshop Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services. Today’s workshop was particularly noteworthy in light of Apple’s recent rollout of the iPad 3.

The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for This’s Workshop:

Part 1 Resources:

Resources Mentioned

Sample Policies

Sample Library User Agreements

Sample Library Communication Pages

References

Part 2 Resources:

General Resources
Reference Use: The Literature

  • Brown, C., Sulz, D., and Pow, V.  (2011, August).  Roving reference with iPads:  A study of the use of iPads as technological support and service assessment.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Federation of Library Associations, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Retrieved from http://conference.ifla.org/past/ifla77/197-brown-en.pdf
  • Courtois, M. and Liriano, M. (2000).  Tips for roving reference:  How to best serve library users.  College & Research Libraries News, 61(4):  289-90, 315.
  • Forsyth, E.  (2009).  Fancy walkie-talkies, Star Trek communicators, or roving reference?  Australian Library Journal, 58(1):  73-84.  Retrieved from http://www.alia.org.au/publishing/alj/58/ALJ_Feb2009_Vol58_N1_web.pdf#page=74
  • Holmes, C. and Woznicki, L. (2010).  Librarians at your doorstep:  Roving reference at Towson University.  College & Research Libraries News, 71(11):  582-585.  Retrieved from http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/11/582.full
  • Lotts, M. and Graves, S.  (2011).  Using the iPad for reference services:  Librarians go mobile.  College & Research Libraries News, 72(4):  217-220.  Retrieved from http://crln.acrl.org/content/72/4/217.full
  • Smith, M.A. and Pietraszewski, B.A.  (2004).  Enabling the roving reference librarian:  wireless access with tablet PCs.  Reference Services Review, 32(3):  249-255
References


The Slides From Session 1:


The Slides From Session 2:



Apps Covered in the Presentation: