Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mobile Library Services: Best Practices

Harmon, Charles and Michael Messina (eds.) Mobile Library Services: Best Practices. Scarecrow Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8752-7

Eleven libraries discuss how they have implemented technologies to meet library user demands for services on mobile devices, including The Valley Library at Oregon State University! Case studies describe the development of specific applications as well as library services and activities specifically designed for the mobile library user. 

Table of Contents
  • A Student-Library Collaboration to Create CULite: An iPhone App for the Cornell University Library by Matthew Connolly and Tony Cosgrave, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY
  • Launching a Mobile Initiative: Outreach Strategies by Alexandra W. Gomes, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Oregon State University Libraries Go Mobile by Laurie Bridges, Hannah Gascho Rempel, and Evviva Weinraub, The Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Making the Library Mobile on a Shoestring Budget by Helen Bischoff, Michele Ruth, and Ben Rawlins, Georgetown College Library, Kentucky
  • The Orange County Library System: The OCLS Shake It! App” by Cassandra Shivers, Orange County Library System, Orlando, FL
  • The NCSU Libraries’ Mobile Scavenger Hunt by Anne Burke, Adrienne Lai, and Adam Rogers, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh
  • Responsive Web Design for Libraries: Beyond the Myth of the Mobile Web by Matthew Reidsma, Grand Valley State University Libraries, Allendale, MI
  • Using iPads to Revitalize Traditional Library Tours by Amanda Binder, Sarah Sagmoen, Natalie Tagge and Nancy Weichert, Brookens Library, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • Going Mobile at Illinois by Joshua Bishoff, University of Illinois Libraries, Urbana
  • The Gimme Engine: A True Story of Innovation, Creativity and Fun by Aimee Fifarek and Ann Porter, Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Building the Montana State University Library Mobile Web App with the jQuery Mobile Framework by Jason A. Clark, Montana State University Library, Bozeman