E-Readers & Other Mobile Devices

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A recent Pew Internet study found that 81% of gadget experts agree that the “hot gadgets and apps that will capture the imagination of users in 2020 will often ‘come out of the blue’ and will not have been anticipated by today’s savviest innovators.” Explore topics related to E-readers, smartphones, iPads, and other gadgets and learn how libraries are adjusting services, networks, and collections to meet the expectations of these wired-for-content patrons.

See also WJ-North Carolina's Ereader Petting Zoo program resources.

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Gadgets: Personal Electronics for Your Library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 24 July 2014

Archive and associated resources for April 22, 2010, webinar with Jason Griffey on libraries and personal electronics such as ebook readers and MP3 players.

Makers, iPads, and Ketchup: Digital Services for Children

 News / Last Modified: 23 July 2014

For some time now there has been a growing concern about digital learning for children. Is it good for young learners to engage with reading and literacy development through eBooks on digital devices? What might children be losing when they learn to ...

So Many Devices, So Little Time

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 June 2014

This webinar shares practical guidance on how libraries can help patrons with a variety of mobile devices whether through formal training or one-on-one assistance.

How Libraries can meet the Evolving Needs of Patrons in the Digital Age

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

A webinar presenting research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, providing insight on what types of services Americans value in their library and what types of services they would like to see their library start to offer...