iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation

Popular eCourse returns in March!

iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation
Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather

6-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, March 31


Now that personal electronic devices like tablets, smart phones and digital cameras are ubiquitous, it’s important for librarians to be able to incorporate them into both library services and internal staff activity. In this first-of-its-kind eCourse, Virginia Tech librarians and gadget experts Miller, Meier and Moorefield-Lang will show you what you need to know about these devices, from surveying available products to purchasing and implementing them in your library. Over the six weeks of the eCourse you will also gain new tech skills, such as communicating via video blog or podcast and using Twitter and social bookmarking tools to share ideas.

After completing this eCourse, you’ll

understand your library’s/community’s needs related to tablets and other technologies
be familiar with the types of tablets and other electronic tools that can enhance library services and staff productivity
know how to set up a multifaceted tech tool program
use tablets and other tech tools efficiently and effectively
communicate effectively with a network of individuals with the same interests regarding tech tools
stay up to date with tablets and other tech tools