University of Hawaii
There is a mobile revolution taking place in the twenty-first century. More people are talking, texting, and accessing the internet on their mobile devices. Usage has skyrocketed over the past few years. The mobile platform is the new platform for library services in the twenty-first century. It is crucial that libraries be prepared to provide services on mobile devices as usage is going to continue to increase. This course provides an overview of mobile applications and services currently being provided by libraries and also some services libraries will want to consider that are not widely available yet.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of services and applications available on mobile devices. They will also have the opportunity to do further research and study on a mobile library service of interest to them. Through readings, discussions, exercises, lectures, and guest presentations, students will learn how libraries can effectively offer mobile services to their patrons.
Peters, T., Bell, L. 2013. The Handheld Library: Mobile Technologies and the Librarian.