What is QR Code? Quick Response Code Two-dimensional bar code embedded with layers of information Originally created by a subsidiary of Toyota to track car parts Now used mostly for commercial and marketing purposes
Uses for QR in Library Marketing Access Instruction
Marketing The Daring Librarian Blogs Wikis Web Sites Social Media Digital Galleries
Access Book Trailers Find or make book trailers for books in the library Create a QR code for each trailer Print stickers of the QR code and put it on the book for students to watch when browsing for books
Bookmarks Create QR Codes for sites frequently used my students in your library Print them on paper and affix the codes to index cards Create a bulletin board or display of library pockets labeled with the site for students to use and return the cards for quick information access
Read Alikes Create a list of books in your library that are the same genre, theme, author, etc. Post the list on your library website or wiki Create a QR Code for the location of that link Affix the code to a book display or the cover of a book.
Instruction Book Trivia Use http://www.classtools.net/Q R/ to generate a series of qr codes for different questionshttp://www.classtools.net/Q R/ Display codes throughout the library for students to scan Have students answer questions and return to librarian for a prize or contest
Instruction Research Scavenger Hunt Divide the research process into tasks as per your choice of research method Create QR Codes for each step of the process Post QR codes by stations in the library with resources for the students to complete that task.
Things to consider... What audience do I want to reach? What devices are available to my prospective audience? What items would I need to purchase? What content do I want to encode? What district/campus policies must I consider? How will those policies shape the use of QR Code in the library?