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January 25, 2011

ALA Tech Source to host Mobile Services workshop with Cody Hanson

Making Mobile Services Work for Your Library With Cody Hanson

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
1:30 - 3:00 PM CST

This workshop will provide a foundation for librarians interested in providing mobile services for patrons. The increasing popularity of smartphones is no secret, and modern libraries need to make sure that patrons can access their resources through these devices.

This ALA TechSource workshop will cover

  • The landscape of mobile device usage and smartphone adoption
  • The mobile OS marketplace
  • Strategies for assessing your library's mobile-friendliness
  • Strategies for beginning to offer mobile services
  • Issues of concern for libraries in mobile information access

Registration available here. Session costs - $15.

Cody Hanson is Web Architect and User Experience Analyst at the University of Minnesota Libraries, where he works to make the online research process more intuitive and fruitful for students, staff and faculty.

January 14, 2011

St. Catherine University MLIS Accreditation!

The Master of Library and information science (MLIS) Program faculty and staff of St. Catherine University are delighted to announce that we have received initial accreditation from the American Library Association. We want to thank all of our students, alumnae/i, friends, and colleagues for their ongoing support and encouragement. To say that we are ecstatic would be an understatement. All of the St. Kate's community has worked hard to make this happen for all of us. Please stay tuned for more.

Deborah S. Grealy, Associate Dean

And the faculty and staff of the MLIS Program.

January 3, 2011

Professional Development Opportunity

ALA TechSource (Free) Webinar - Midwinter Tech Wrap Up

A look back at ALA Midwinter Meeting from a library technology perspective. Our panel of experts will analyze and discuss what they learned and what trends stood out.

Whether you couldn't be in San Diego or just didn't have time to explore all the featured technology, join us for this enlightening discussion and Q&A.

• Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and blogger for ALA TechSource and American Libraries

• Kate Sheehan, Open Source Implementation Coordinator, Bibliomation Inc., and ALA TechSource blogger

• Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Library Automation Writer and Expert

• Tom Peters, Director, TAP Information Services and ALA TechSource blogger

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
1:30-3:00pm Central

To register <http://link.ixs1.net/s/ve?eli=x1225343&si=8179608785&cfc=3html>