New ACRL publication: The Anywhere Library

Contact: Kathryn Deiss


(312) 280-2529


For Immediate Release

March 30, 2010

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Anywhere Library: A Primer for the Mobile Web” by Courtney Greene, Missy Roser and Elizabeth Ruane of DePaul University. Mobile computing is rapidly becoming an important part of everyday life. With a user-centered, practical emphasis geared to the non-technical librarian, “The Anywhere Library: A Primer for the Mobile Web” approaches the creation of a mobile-optimized library Web site as a process rather than simply as a product.

The authors guide readers through the process of mobile Web development by providing numerous examples of site design for a variety of different devices, planning and decision-making tips and sample code. The book also serves as a guide for the future, with resources and tips on iteration and revision. Taking the mystery out of designing, planning and launching a mobile library Web site, “The Anywhere Library” is an invaluable resource for librarians everywhere.

“The Anywhere Library” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store (, by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


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