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Quick and Easy Library Mobile Services Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library Author, LibrarianInBlack.net
why mobile? 80% of Americans adults own a cell phone By 2015 U.S. ownership of smart phones will be 162 million - 2/3 of all mobile handsets 43% own MP3 players stats on iPad - 500,000 (+ watch Android tablets)
Jolie ODell, Mashable, on the Morgan Stanley study: http://mashable.com/2010/04/13/mobile-web-stats/
Even if you dont use a smart phone, recognize that your users do.
#1: your website is your website mobile-friendly? find out at W3Cs mobileOK Checker create a mobile version of your homepage (or whole site) and a mobile services webpage too
is your website mobile-friendly? find out at W3Cs mobileOK Checker
create a mobile version of your homepage (or whole site) w/ only mobile-friendly services get advice at Mobile Friendly Library Websites by Fleur Helsingor at the University of California, Berkeley (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/digicoll/libraryweb/mobile- websites.pdf)http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/digicoll/libraryweb/mobile- websites.pdf
tier two stuff: in-library services walk-in mobile message center (dok) library mobile charging stations library mobile media download stations
#9: marketing mobile market mobile with mobile start an opt-in list for library texts - group texting app textPlus buy ads in relevant apps (local, library- like) contests for signing up, mayorships, etc.
#10: supporting staff use of mobile ensure mobile access to email/calendar train staff on mobile access to library stuff encourage staff use of mobile to do work buy mobile devices for staff to use/train on 5 apps for every librarian to know: WorldCat, Aldiko, Google Translate, ThinkingSpace, & Foursquare
Questions? Sarah Houghton- Jan web: LibrarianInBlack.net Twitter: @TheLiB Facebook: Facebook.com/LibrarianInBlac k IM: LibrarianInBlack Skype: LibrarianInBlack email: LibrarianInBlack@gmail.com LibrarianInBlack@gmail.com