Trends

Join us for what will be two days of intense online professional development for librarians who love technology! Handheld Librarian IV will build on the success of prior conferences in which an array of presenters share their experiences and insights on topics addressing these themes. And since the event is completely online, you can attend from anywhere. If you can’t attend a live online session, we will be posting recordings after the conference so you can stop in and enjoy all the sessions at any time.

Trends in Mobile Technology

Staying current is staying relevant. This session covers the major emerging trends in mobile technology including an outline of upcoming developments in tech and its cultural components. Attendees of this session will learn which technology trends to watch this year, what the mobile landscape will look like, and how we can meet those changes to prepare for their development in our own libraries and companies.

Mobile Usability

As libraries increasing look to develop a mobile presence, it’s important that this mobile presence be user-friendly. While usability testing of our standard websites is something many libraries have experience with, testing and evaluating mobile is new to many. This workshop explores usability considerations in designing mobile sites, looks at the special considerations inherent in testing for mobile, and specific ways to test and gather feedback from our mobile users.