Handheld Librarian VI

Back in July, I wrote about the Handheld Librarian V Conference.  Now, the 6th conference in the series has been organized.  Registration for Handheld Librarian VI is open.  (Note:  The main conference takes place on February 1.  Post-conference sessions will occur on February 2–see below.)

The morning keynote speaker will be Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, and the afternoon keynoter will be Stephen Abram, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Markets at Gale Cengage Learning.  The general theme of the conference is “Mobile Solutions for Libraries that Work”.

This year, two new post-conference featuring hands-on training are being offered (for an extra fee) on February 2.  The subjects are “Broad Mobile Development, including jQuery” and “Empowering your E-readers; teaching your readers to access content”.  They are each 2 hours long and will take place one after the other, so that it will be possible to attend both of them.

Anyone interested in mobile technologies in libraries is well advised to consider signing up for this conference.  The two keynote speakers are very highly regarded in the information industry.  The registration fee is nominal, so there is nothing not to like!

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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