Probably still time to register:  LIS students get a discount.  At my library, we got the group rate and reserved a classroom...
Hope it'll be good!

Susan J

Link to the schedule of events:

Here's the news blurb:

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes Offer Handheld Librarian 2!

More people than 2000 people attended the first ever Handheld Librarian
Conference in July 2009 which featured a wide array of collaboration,
learning and networking activities focused on Mobile Library Services!  The
Handheld Librarian 2 will continue the dialog with a 2-day online conference
scheduled for February 17-18, 2010 and is now accepting registrations at The program -- sponsored by Alliance
Library System, and LearningTimes -- will include a series of  wonderful
keynote and featured speakers collection of available resources, discussions
boards, and access to the recording of all live events for one year after
the conference.  More people than ever are using mobile devices for a wide
variety of purposes including communication, internet access, text
messaging, and entertainment. It is important that libraries provide mobile
services as handheld use increases.

The conference will feature three exciting keynote talks:

·       Joan K. Lippincott from the Coalition for Networked Information
speaking about “Mobilizing Libraries for Today’s Students”

·       Joe Murphy from Yale University speaking about “This is Now: The
Mobile Library”

·       Tom Peters of TAP Information Services, addressing “Morphing with

Registration for the conference is $69 per individual or $119 for a group.  LIS
students can register for $29.  LIS students need to contact Lori Bell,
Alliance Library System, at for a coupon
code to register for the $29.

“With the avalanche of new mobile devices and applications, the Handheld
Librarian 2 online conference will be a golden opportunity for library land
to cost effectively learn how to reach a whole new audience,” said Kitty
Pope, ALS Executive Director.

The Handheld Librarian II will also include the real-life experiences of
libraries and information professionals. We are now soliciting presentation
proposals highlighting current, evolving and future issues in mobile library

For more information on the conference, go to the conference site at  If you have questions, please contact
John Walber at LearningTimes at or Lori Bell at
Alliance Library System at

Lori Bell
Director of Innovation
Alliance Library System
600 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309)694-9200 ext. 2128
skype: lbell927
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