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Metro: Mobile Information Literacy Panel

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Metro: Mobile Information Literacy Panel

  1. 1. METRO Mobile Information Literacy Panel Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Ingrid Richter, Head of Systems New York Society Library [email_address]
  2. 2. About the Library
  3. 3. New York Society Library (Founded 1754) <ul><li>Current memberships: 3,080 </li></ul><ul><li>Members who joined in 2010 and 2011: 468 </li></ul><ul><li>Years of our longest current membership: 71 </li></ul><ul><li>Books in the collection: 279,494 </li></ul><ul><li>Books added to the collection in 2010: 4,944 </li></ul><ul><li>Books checked out in 2010: 86,210 </li></ul><ul><li>Books currently checked out: 4,405 </li></ul><ul><li>Books checked out on an average day: 320 </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Society Library: By the Numbers by Patrick Rayner </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Library Policy on Phones <ul><li>“ The use of cell phones or any electronic listening devices is prohibited throughout the Library. This rule will be strictly enforced by the staff. Please be sure to turn off your cell phone when you enter the building.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Library Policy on Laptops <ul><li>“ Laptop use is allowed only in the Green Alcove, the study rooms and Hornblower Room on the fifth floor, and in designated areas in the stacks. All laptops must be used with audio and sound devices turned off.” </li></ul>Doesn’t exist. However, as long as library members are silently using their phone and not disturbing others, we don’t mind. Library Policy on Smart Phones?
  6. 6. What we’re doing
  7. 7. Monitoring Use Online : <ul><li>Using Google Analytics, 3% of all visitors to our main website in 2010 used mobile devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Using Google Analytics, up to ten people per day visited our library catalog on mobile devices. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Monitoring Use in Person : <ul><li>Good Use: </li></ul><ul><li>Using a smart phone during a lecture to research a speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Searching the online catalog in the stacks </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Use </li></ul><ul><li>Using a cell phone in the library to call the front desk to report that they were out of printer paper </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones going off during lectures & presentations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teaching Classes <ul><li>Past Class: Mobile Internet </li></ul><ul><li>November 12, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>SMS searching </li></ul><ul><li>GOOG-411 (since discontinued) </li></ul><ul><li>Updating Twitter & Facebook through texting </li></ul><ul><li>Brief introduction to smart phones </li></ul><ul><li>The seven members who signed up brought their phones and we made sure everyone could search the Internet. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Teaching Classes <ul><li>Upcoming Class: Apple’s Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Monday, May 23, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(26 members registered) For new and prospective Apple users or the merely curious. </li></ul><ul><li>This course will provide an overview of various Apple products, including personal computers, iPods and iPhones. We will unpack the most useful Apple software (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie) and take a peek at the offerings available at the App store. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Querying Members <ul><li>From our 2011 Technology Workshop evaluations (still in progress), our library members expressed interest in future classes on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding free books online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud storage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs & creating a home page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Widgets & Apps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online museum research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Upcoming Plans <ul><li>A new member-wide survey in 2011 should help determine the areas of interest and expansion with our members. Our last member survey was in 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign of the website & catalog to make it cleaner, slicker and mobile-friendly. Library member focus group for ideas. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Interesting Trends
  14. 14. Audio Blog Posts : <ul><ul><li>Record an audio blog post on Tumblr from any phone (one per day, five minute limit): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Unique Apps : Only Available on Smart Phones
  16. 16. Unique Apps: <ul><li>Compass (directions and orientation) </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Detector (find buried treasure) </li></ul><ul><li>Flashlight (escape dark movie theaters) </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble (level surfaces) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps (where am I right now?) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Googles (identify real-life images) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sky Map (view the constellations) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Translate (audio-driven language translation) </li></ul><ul><li>Barcode Scanner (scan QR codes) </li></ul><ul><li>xPiano (play a song) </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar Chords (tune and play) </li></ul><ul><li>Shazam (identify the song that’s playing) </li></ul><ul><li>Bump (share information by touching phones) </li></ul><ul><li>Foursquare (share location with friends) </li></ul><ul><li>Labyrinth (navigate a ball through a maze) </li></ul><ul><li>Light Sabers (duel with friends), </li></ul>
  17. 17. Printed Books & QR Codes : <ul><li>Around the World in 80 Days </li></ul><ul><li>with 2D codes by Ubimark books </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Printed Books & QR Codes : <ul><li>Around the world in 80 days: </li></ul><ul><li>The ubitour version guided by your mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li> ($18.00) </li></ul>
  19. 19. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Ingrid Richter, Head of Systems </li></ul><ul><li>New York Society Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>