Saturday, June 12, 2010

Online conference - Handheld Librarian 3

Handheld Librarian 3!

More people than 1000 people attended the first ever Handheld Librarian Conference in July 2009 and the second Handheld Librarian conference in February 2010, both which featured a wide array of collaboration, learning and networking activities focused on Mobile Library Services! The Handheld Librarian 3, organized by TAP Information Services and LearningTimes, will continue the dialog with a 2-day online conference scheduled for July 28 and 29, 2010 and is now accepting registrations at The conference is sponsored by GuideByCell/GiveByCell, a company which is working with the American Library Association to assist libraries in getting started in the dynamic area of mobile giving. The program will include a series of wonderful keynote and featured speakers, collection of available resources, discussion boards, and access to the recording of all live events for one year after the conference. More people than ever are using mobile devices for a wide variety of purposes including communication, internet access, text messaging, and entertainment. It is important that libraries provide mobile services as handheld use increases.

The conference will feature four exciting keynote talks:

· Nicole Hennig, Head, User Experience Group – MIT Libraries

· Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University

· David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

· Joe Murphy, Science Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction and Technology, Yale University, & Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian, St. Petersburg College

Registration for the conference is $69 per individual or $99 for a group. LIS students can register for $29. LIS students need to contact Lori Bell at for a coupon code to register for the $29.

TAP Information Services provides a wide variety of high quality planning, consulting, research, and assessment services supporting libraries, consortia, government agencies, publishers, and other information-intensive organizations and helps libraries innovate.

LearningTimes is the leading producer of online communities and online conferences for education and training. Their clients and partners include educational and cultural institutions, non-profit organizations, associations and membership group. LearningTimes provides the training, platforms, applications and unmatched expertise to ensure success.

Guide by Cell, the sponsor of the conference, is one of the largest provider of mobile technology solutions to the non-profit community. After launching the firm in 2005, Guide by Cell has created a network of over 500 NPO clients throughout North America, providing services ranging from cell phone audio guides, text message games and marketing solutions, iPhone downloadable applications.

For more information on the conference, go to the conference site at If you have questions, please contact Tom Peters at, Lori Bell at, or John Walber at LearningTimes at