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  • 1. Hitting a Moving Target: Resource Access in a Mobile World Whitney A. Townsend, MLIS; Carol Shannon, MPH, MA Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan Mobile devices and mobile resources are increasingly embedded in all aspects of health sciences clinical, research, and educational activities. Librarians have the opportunity todemonstrate immediate value-add to their primary clientele by providing quick access to free and library subscription mobile resources. This poster will present a librarys evolving methods of disseminating information about mobile resources in an undergraduate and graduate medical education program, including curriculum-integrated instruction on mobile resources, an online resource guide to mobile resources, challenges and solutions to information access in the mobile environment, and opportunities for collaboration and resource development. Why the library? •Increasing number of questions related to In Feb 2010, M3s were asked "What handheld technology do mobile access to resources in sessions you feel has been helpful for you during your M3 year, if any?" There were 52 respondents. •Vendors providing and promoting access to their products on a mobile platform Helpful Hardware Helpful Software PDA •Increase in students with their own mobile Windows Mobile 2% 2% Eponyms for iPhone/iPod Blackberry device (NOT a school initiative!) 9% 6% Diagnosaurus 14% Epocrates RX or Essentials iPod Touch (subscription) Pen/Paper/Book 38% 40% 16% We started with… Pen/Paper/Book 17% (From M3 Orientation) WiFi for There’s an app for that! Google, Wikipedia, U iPhone p to Date 36% 20% •Dynamed From UMMS LRC Smartphone and Handheld Purchasing Guide: •Diagnosaurus http://www.med.umich.edu/medstudents/computing/personal_computing/pda/index.html •Micromedex 2011 Usage Statistics •MDConsult •And more! Key Usage Points •M3 Orientation in May Which quickly •Quarterly M3 IM became… Clerkship beginning in June 2012 Usage Statistics •Resident/Fellow Orientations in June-July •Most heavily used ResearchGuide from THL Guidelines •Focus on resources that are FREE to everyone or FREE through library subscriptions The Future •NOT comprehensive •NOT reviewed by librarians •Cover the major platforms Library app •Be mobile-friendly development: Plain Medical Language Dictionary Partnering with UM Mobile App Development Mobile Instruction M2 Mobile Resources Elective Course Guide Evolution Enhance based on feedback (more interactive elements, etc.)

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