Wednesday, January 22, 2014

23 Mobile Things - Thing One

Hi all

I'm participating in 23 Mobile Things sponsored by The Minnesota Multitype Library Systems.  I really hope to see some new and creative ways that mobile technologies can support and improve quality of life - especially as it relates to library service.

During the spring/summer storms of 2013 my library system (Ramsey County) experience a large increase in mobile users accessing the library's wireless network.  This really opened my eyes to the value of library service (in this case Internet access) as it relates to mobile users.

Providing opportunities to access information and resources when and where customers need it has always been a goal - beginning with the first public modem access to library catalogs.  It will be interesting to see how technology continues to enhance - and take over people's lives....