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Check In with Location Based Mobile Services: Foursquare and Libraries

Live Webcast
July 20, 2010
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Register at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/locationbased.cfm

People everywhere are “checking in” using Foursquare and other location-based social networks from their mobile phones. This interactive webcast will explore this trend of geo-based mobile/social gaming and its impacts on libraries, information engagement, and learning. Learn about the most popular location based social technologies including Foursquare, Gowalla, and MyTown, and become familiar with their uses and features. Discuss how to most effectively use and leverage location based social networks for libraries to enhance library spaces, services, and collections.  See demonstrations of the technologies themselves to enhance group engagement and hands-on learning.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an introductory and thorough understanding of the popular trend and major tools of location based mobile social technologies and how they impact libraries
  • Become familiar with the functions and features of the most popular location based social networks so as to most effectively leverage them for their libraries.
  • Learn how to use and leverage location based social networks for libraries to enhance library spaces, services, and collections.

Audience: Librarians, staff, administrators, and students from all types of academic and research libraries.

Presenter: Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction and Technology, Yale University