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Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians (The Practical Guides for Librarians series) Paperback – December 16, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0810892583 ISBN-10: 0810892588

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Product Details

  • Series: The Practical Guides for Librarians series (Book 12)
  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810892588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810892583
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,341,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A must-read for any librarian looking to take their library into the mobile world. This book not only offers the why but also the how to get your library up and running.
(Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission and blogger at The Travelin’ Librarian)

In Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Ben Rawlins provides a comprehensive look at the mobile landscape and the implications these devices have on library services. There is something here for everyone. From chapters explaining how to build working code to get your mobile presence up and running to discussions about assessment and metrics to determine the value of mobile services and devices, the book is an excellent primer for getting started and learning about the mobile environment for libraries. (Jason Clark, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University Libraries)

About the Author

Ben Rawlins is the digital services librarian at the Ensor Learning Resource Center at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Ben has developed several mobile websites and applications for the iOS and Android operating systems. He has presented at several national conferences including the LITA National Forum, ALA Midwinter, ALA Annual, and the Handheld Librarian Conference on a variety of topics related to mobile services in libraries. He has co-authored articles that have been published in Kentucky Libraries, The Reference Librarian, and Mobile Library Services: Best Practices.

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