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Thursday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Libraries Respond to Mobile Ubiquity: Research and Assessment of Mobile Device Usage Trends for Academic and Medical Libraries

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This session will look at trends in mobile device usage for the Internet as a whole, for one discovery service across all client libraries, and at two libraries: Preston Medical Library, serving the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and UT Medical Center, and the Joyner Library at East Carolina University, serving students and faculty. Librarians at Preston Medical Library conducted a survey to determine which mobile devices, platforms, and apps were used by our patrons in 2012. East Carolina University piloted an iPad and e-reader lending program in 2010-2011. The results of each are being used to guide service planning related to mobile apps, education and support. The presenters will share their research into mobile device usage trends for the global Internet, for EBSCO Discovery Service, and for these two libraries. Attendees will engage in discussion of mobile device usage indicators and trends in their own libraries. Attendees can expect to leave with an understanding of the current "mobile landscape" overall, for two academic and medical libraries specifically, and with insights into possible futures for mobile device usage.

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Eleanor I. Cook

Assistant Director for Discovery & Technology Services, East Carolina University
Eleanor I. Cook has worked in the library field for over 30 years, and is currently Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services at Joyner Library at East Carolina University. She has had various technical services responsibilities including both monographic and serials/e-resources... Read More →

Megan Hurst

Sr. Product Manager, EBSCO Discovery Software Services, EBSCO Information Services
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J. Michael Lindsay

Head of Collections & Access Services, Preston Medical Library

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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