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*Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Continuing


 <> Apps4Librarians :
Become an Expert in Mobile Apps for iPhones, iPads, and Other iOS Devices


September 9 to October 20, 2012

(Online - asynchronous)

$275 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $220)
PDPs: 25


Smartphones are everywhere and there is an explosion of apps for
productivity, research, reading, and studying.  Librarians can better serve
their communities by having expertise in mobile technologies.


Take this course to learn about the best apps for library users, including
Evernote, Dropbox, Instapaper, iBooks, Kindle, and GoodReader.


What you'll learn:


    * You will see how mobile apps help you work, study, read, and create.

    * Get up to speed quickly: watch video demos and follow along on your
own mobile device.

    * Join a community of librarians and discuss what the explosion of
mobile apps means for users, libraries, and society.

    * Get access to a wealth of materials during and after the course.

    * Become an expert for your own community.

    * Have fun!


Each week we focus on a category, such as e-reading, productivity, research,
or multimedia. The course combines video lectures, reading, discussion, and
hands-on experience. We also discuss the future of apps vs. mobile web, and
using apps for content creation.


To participate, you need an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Students write
their own reviews or make videos to share with the class. By the end you
will have enough material to offer a workshop for your library users or


Instructor:: Nicole Hennig is Head of User Experience for the MIT Libraries




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Kris Liberman '87LS

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