Free webinar on using mobile services to bridge digital divide

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/03/2012

Contact:

Dan Freeman
Editor
ALA Online Resources (AOR)
(800) 545-2433 ext.5413
dfreeman@ala.org

CHICAGO — The exploding popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity for libraries to help bridge the digital divide. These devices are often discussed in the context of affluent populations and academic libraries, yet the demographics of mobile internet users are much more diverse than this, and the potential for mobile library services is correspondingly broad.

Andromeda Yelton will present a WebJunction webinar discussing findings from her Library Technology Report (January/ February 2012; vol. 48 / no. 1) “Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services.” The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 25.  Visit WebJunction to register.

Yelton is a member of the founding team at the e-book startup Unglue.it, where she does library outreach, Web development and communications. She earned a B.A. in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, an M.A. in classics from Tufts and an M.L.S. from Simmons.  Learn more about her at andromedayelton.com.

Library Technology Reports is published by ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American  Library Association.

WebJunction promotes learning for all library staff by providing open, affordable online learning communities. Our members access resources, attend programs, take courses, share knowledge and network with others – all in an environment that fosters collaboration and mutual support. Founded in 2003 and based in Seattle, Washington, and Dublin, Ohio, WebJunction is supported in part by OCLC, grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, partners in library service agencies, and the library community.

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