Rachel Vacek –Libraries Using Mobile Devices

Instead of focusing on mobile needs of library users, focusing on mobile needs of librarians, some librarians were more interested in a netbook
Every librarian got an ipod touch or a netbook
Ideas that are needed the most will probably be the most difficult to implement because involve a proprietary ILS
Geeks just waiting to program things, look for collaboration in your community
Create buyin
Petting zoo
Don’t’ be afraid to play
Share your experiences
Questions:
Which IlS are you hoping to build a mobile interface for? IEEE
What apps will be discussed in class? Where is the book, some sort of call number guide, being able to renew a book

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