Thursday, January 14, 2010

Handheld Librarian Online Conference - Site Locations Needed

Q. What is the Handheld Librarian Online Conference?
A. The Handheld Librarian is a 2-day online conference scheduled for February 17-18, 2010. The program -- sponsored by Alliance Library System, and LearningTimes -- is from 11 am - 7 pm ET* each day and will include Keynote speakers and concurrent sessions with tracks on topics covering Mobile Reference, E-Books, Mobile Aps, marketing, Websites and Content. Over 2000 people particiated in the first HHL conference in July 2009. *Note: The times on the HHL website are listed in Central TIme Zone.

Q. What are Site Locations?
A. NEFLIN needs several libraries throughout our region to host the online conference. You would provide a room and equipment to show the conference to a group. NEFLIN will promote the event and pay the registration fee. Attendees may stay for the whole day, or come and go as speakers and topics are presented.

Q. Why is this conference important?
A. More people than ever are using mobile devices for a wide variety of purposes including communication, internet access, text messaging, and entertainment. It is important that libraries provide services on these devices as use increases.

Q. What are the keynote topics and speakers?
A. Keynote speakers include:
  • "Mobilizing Libraries for Today's Students" with Joan Lippincott
  • "Morphing with Mobile" with Tom Peters
  • "This is Now: The Mobile Library" with Joe Murphy
  • "Mobile Trends and Social Reference" with Alison Miller

  • Q. What are the technical requirements for hosting?
    A. The conference will use Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. Click here for a simple sound and virtual auditorium check of the computer you will use for viewing.

    Q. How do I register my library as a site location?
    A. Go to and complete the brief form. We'll handle the conference registration and send you the access details. Please respond by Wednesday, January 27.

    Q. How do I register myself as a participant?
    A. Registration is not required for NEFLIN members to attend the online conference at one of the NEFLIN site locations. Once the site locations are determined we will send out the list of libraries, then you just show up, sign the sign-in sheet and enjoy.

    Non-members of NEFLIN would register themselves through the Handheld Librarian website at the individual or group rate.

    Any questions contact NEFLIN at 904-278-5620 or

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