“Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket,” new American Libraries Live episode, streams Feb. 14

For Immediate Release
Mon, 02/11/2013


Jill Davis

Marketing Manager

ALA Editions

1-800-545-2433 ext. 5418


CHICAGO -  American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns on at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 14 with a new episode on mobile library services. Moderated by Jason Griffey, author of “Mobile Technology and Libraries (THE TECH SET® #2)” and ALA TechSource columnist, “Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket” will feature an in-depth discussion with technology gurus Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings. The program allows you to interact with the hosts via a live chat, giving you immediate answers to all of your pressing questions.

Coleman has been the technical trainer at Harford County (Md.) Public Library in NE Maryland for seven years and has had a consulting practice since the 1990’s. He has 20 years’ experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology and computer hardware and software. Host of the library training podcast T is for Training, he is on the board of the American Library Association Learning Round Table and writes for the  Learning Round Table blog. For his work he was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award.

Hastings is the director of technology services for the North East Kansas Library System in Lawrence, Kan. In that capacity, she provides consulting services for libraries in the NEKLS region and manages the NEKLS tech staff. She also presents about all the cool things that can be done in libraries at various conferences around the world, including Mashups, Cloud Computing, RSS, Drupal, Library Learning 2.0 and many other topics. She is the author of “Collaboration 2.0,” a Library Technology Report and “Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries (THE TECH SET® #3),” as well as several articles in library-related journals.

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on-hand.  We look forward to your joining us.

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For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Jill Davis, Marketing Manager, jdavis@ala.org, (312) 280-5418.