|About the Book|
Mobile technology is fast becoming the preferred method for connecting to the Internet, especially for people on the go. Librarians must keep pace with this trend and integrate themselves into the mobile realm if they wish to deliver enhanced user services. Mobile Technology and Libraries is a practical, easy-to-follow new resource that will walk you through the start-to-finish steps for strengthening your library’s mobile presence.
Author Jason Griffey outlines the different mobile platforms, devices, and services, and shows you how to create mobile library websites and implement a number of important developments including mobile reference and SMS. He also explains how the various affected parts of the library –reference, I.T. circulation—can work together. You’ll learn techniques for marketing and measuring your services, and best practices to follow during planning, implementation, and evaluation.
This highly practical new Tech Set title will help both novice and experienced librarians embrace these crucial new technologies and stay relevant in an increasingly mobile society.
ISBN: 978-1-55570-711-8. 2010. 6x9. 125pp. $55.00
About Jason Griffey
Jason Griffey is an Assistant Professor and the Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He graduated with his MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and prior to that did graduate work in philosophy at both Ohio University and the University of Maryland at College Park. His research interests include technology use in higher education, social networks and technology, intellectual property, and other digital issues.
Jason can be found on the web at http://www.jasongriffey.net. His blog, Pattern Recognition, where he writes about himself, libraries, technology, and anything that catches his interest can be found at: http://www.jasongriffey.net/wp. You can find Jason online nearly everywhere, but especially Flickr, del.icio.us, Twitter, blip.tv, ClaimID, LibraryThing, LinkedIn, Slideshare, and other social networks, all under the username: griffey.
Jason was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers for 2009.
He spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, playing games, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.