Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CFP - Handheld Librarian 4

TAP Information Services and LearningTimes Offer Handheld Librarian 4!

The Handheld Librarian 4, organized by TAP Information Services and LearningTimes, will continue the dialog about mobile technologies and libraries with a 2-day online conference scheduled for February 23 and 24, 2011, and is now accepting registrations at http://www.handheldlibrarian.org. The program will include a series of wonderful keynote and featured speakers, a collection of available resources, discussion boards, and access to the recording of all live events for six months 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 several exciting keynote talks:

· Dr. Jeremy Kemp, faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University on “Fast and Simple Strategies for Librarians learning iPad Web apps and ePubs”

· Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, on “The State of Mobile Connectivity

· Peter Brantley, Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation, on a topic TBA

Registration for the conference is $69 per individual or $99 for a group. ($10 off until January 31) LIS students can register for $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.

For more information on the conference, go to the conference site at http://www.handheldlibrarian.org. If you have questions, please contact Tom Peters at tapinformation@yahoo.com, Lori Bell at lbell927@gmail.com, or Susan Manning at LearningTimes at susan@learningtimes.com