Academic journal article Journal of Library Innovation

Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

Academic journal article Journal of Library Innovation

Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

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Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage Nicole Henning. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, 2014. 197 pp. ISBN: 978-1610695-5. $45.00.

Following R. David Lankes' mission for librarians "...to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities" (p. 5), Nicole Henning has compiled a clear and concise guide to applications for mobile devices. This little book is filled to capacity, and then some, with information about apps of all flavors.

Apps for Librarians begins with the case for mobile technology and how it is changing the library experience. From there, Henning dives right in, organizing apps by type and information including the developer, which version is currently running, what platform it runs on, and the price. The succinct descriptions don't waste your time and get right to the information necessary to decide whether or not this app will be useful for you or your clients.

From apps for reading (including information on accessing braille and talking books) to social media, this book has it all and does not cater to any particular type of library or librarian. Apps for students include study apps, research apps, and resume builder apps. …

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