eBook Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage, 1st Edition

  • ISBN-10: 1610695313
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695312
  • DDC: 025.00285
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Smart phones and other mobile devices that support downloadable applications-universally referred to as "apps"-can be used to foster productivity, conduct research, or read and study. Additionally, savvy librarians can better serve their communities by gaining expertise in mobile technologies and being qualified to make app recommendations to patrons. This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons. Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development. Organized by function-reading, writing, reference, multi-media, and productivity-apps are profiled with the following information: title, developer, price, screenshot and icon, platforms, general description, examples of use, and key features that make it worthwhile for learning and creative work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Mobile Is Here to Stay.
2: Apps for Reading.
3: Apps for Productivity.
4: Apps for Research and Reference.
5: Apps for Taking Notes and Writing.
6: Apps for Multimedia.
7: Apps for Social Media.
8: Apps for Communication.
9: Apps for Content Creation and Curation.
10: Apps for Showcasing Special Collections.
11: Apps for Going Beyond the Library Catalog.
12: Apps for Professional Development.
13: Element of App-Literacy.
14: Further Resources.
Alphabetical List of Apps.
About the Author.