Yesterday I got an email about the Handheld Librarian 2009, an online conference about mobile library services. Mobile services are growing at an explosive rate. Everybody from libraries to professional sports organizations are getting into the mobile application and mobile web optimization. For librarians who are interested in the mobile web and applications you might be interested in the Handheld Librarian Online Conference.
The first ever Handheld Librarian Online Conference will be held July 30, 2009 and is $49 for individuals and $89 for sites. The program will include a variety of ways to collaborate, network and learn from experts in the field. In addition to live interactive webcasts, participants will have access to a collection of available resources includingdiscussions boards and the recordings of all live events for one year after the conference.
Medical librarians who are interested in mobile technology take note, Peg Burnette, Library of Health Sciences – Peoria, will be presenting Mobile Medical Information: View from the Medical Library.
It should be an interesting online conference and the price is right for those people whose institutions may require them to foot their own continuing education bill.