iSchool and SU Library to host Handheld Librarian Online Conference

Syracuse University Library and the iSchool will serve as local hosts for the Handheld Librarian Online Conference, an annual conference about mobile library applications and services.

The program runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on February 17 and 18, 2010.

Keynote speakers and topics include:

  • Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI): “Mobilizing Libraries for Today’s Students”
  •  Alison Miller, Doctoral student at the iSchool: “Mobile Trends and Social Reference”
  •  Tom Peters, CEO of TAP Information Services: “Morphing with Mobile”
  •  Joe Murphy, libraryfuture on Twitter: “This is Now: The Mobile Library”

Topics for the conference include: Mobile Reference; E-books; Mobile Aps; Websites; and Content.

The schedule of sessions available at SU is available at: All sessions will be held in Bird Library.

Please rsvp to Donna Sullivan,, indicating which day(s)/session(s) you wish to attend. Space may be limited for some sessions. There is no registration fee for SU students, faculty, and staff; registration fees for the SU site have been covered by of the iSchool.

Full information about the speakers and events is available at (please note that time listed on the conference web site are in CST, requiring a one hour adjustment).

For more information, please contact Jill Hurst-Wahl ( in the iSchool or Tasha Cooper ( in the Library.

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