One of the things that Milne’s librarians think about on a regular basis is communication with our users. It’s not uncommon to see folks walking through the Library talking on their phones or furiously texting at lightning speed and this got us to wondering, “Is this something that we ought to incorporate as an option for our users?”
And so we ask you, if Milne were to offer service through mobile phone technology, would you use it? Would you find it convenient to text a quick question to our staff? Tell us!
Several Milne Librarians interested in using mobile technology for the Library took part in this year’s Handheld Librarian II Online Conference February 17th and 18th.
Topics ranged from trends and “social reference” (and how libraries fit into it) to “iPhone/Mobile Applications for Digital Library” to building a mobile site to mobile tagging, including QR codes and were included in topic tracks for Mobile Reference Service, E-readers, Mobile Apps, Marketing, Websites, and Content for Library Mobile Sites.
You can see what some other schools and organizations are doing with their mobile sites, including Duke University, Northwestern University, International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL), and London’s National Gallery.
Currently Milne offers very basic access through our Milne Library Mobile page. Have you used the mobile page? What was your experience like? If Milne were to offer extended mobile services, would you use them? If so, what would be the kinds of information and services you’d like to have access to through your cell phone? Tell us in the comments!
The library will have reduced hours over the Thanksgiving Break:
|Tuesday, November 24||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday, November 25||8:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday, November 26 to Saturday, November 28||CLOSED|
|Sunday, November 24||6:00 PM – 1:00 AM|
See the complete list of library hours.