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  1. 1. METRO Mobile Information Literacy Panel Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Ingrid Richter, Head of Systems New York Society Library
  2. 2. About the LibraryAbout the Library
  3. 3. New York Society Library (Founded 1754)• Current memberships: Current memberships: 3,080 3 080• Members who joined in 2010 and 2011:  468• Years of our longest current membership:  71 • Books in the collection:  279,494 • Books added to the collection in 2010: Books added to the collection in 2010:  4,944  4,944• Books checked out in 2010:  86,210 • Books currently checked out: Books currently checked out: 4,405  4 405• Books checked out on an average day:  320  The New York Society Library: By the Numbers by Patrick Rayner
  4. 4. Library Policy on Phones“The use of cell phones or any electronic listening devices is The use of cell phones or any electronic listening devices is prohibited throughout the Library.  This rule will be strictly enforced by the staff. Please be sure to turn off your cell phone when you enter the building.when you enter the building ”
  5. 5. Library Policy on Laptops Library Policy on Laptops“Laptop use is allowed only in the Green Alcove, the study rooms and Hornblower Room on the fifth floor, and in rooms and Hornblower Room on the fifth floor and indesignated areas in the stacks. All laptops must be used with audio and sound devices turned off.” Library Policy on Smart Phones? Doesn’t exist.  However, as long as library members are  silently using their phone and not disturbing others, we don’t  mind.
  6. 6. What we re doingWhat we’re doing
  7. 7. Monitoring Use Online: gUsing Google Analytics,  Using Google Analytics, 3% of all visitors to our  up to ten people per day main website in 2010  visited our library catalog used mobile devices. d bil d i on mobile devices. bil d i
  8. 8. Monitoring Use in Person: Monitoring Use in Person:Good Use:Good Use: Bad Use Bad Use• Using a smart phone  • Using a cell phone in  during a lecture to  during a lecture to the library to call the  the library to call the research a speaker front desk to report that • Searching the online Searching the online  they were out of printer  catalog in the stacks paper • Cell phones going off  during lectures &  presentations.
  9. 9. Teaching Classes Teaching Classes Past Class:  Mobile Internet Past Class: Mobile Internet November 12, 2009• SMS searching• GOOG‐411 (since discontinued)• Updating Twitter & Facebook through texting• Brief introduction to smart phones B i f i t d ti t t h• The seven members who signed up brought their phones and  y we made sure everyone could search the Internet.
  10. 10. Teaching Classes Teaching Classes Upcoming Class: Apple s Technologies Upcoming Class: Apple’s Technologies Monday, May 23, 2011 members registered) For new and prospective Apple users or  the merely curious. This course will provide an overview of various Apple products,  including personal computers, iPods and iPhones. We will  unpack the most useful Apple software (iTunes, iPhoto,  unpack the most useful Apple software (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie) and take a peek at the offerings available at the App  store. 
  11. 11. Querying Members Querying MembersFrom our 2011 Technology Workshop evaluations (still in  gy p ( progress), our library members expressed interest in future  classes on: 1. Finding free books online 1 Fi di f b k li 2. Cloud storage 3. Adobe Photoshop 3 Adobe Photoshop 4. Blogs & creating a home page 5. Widgets & Apps g pp 6. Online museum research 7. PowerPoint
  12. 12. Upcoming Plans Upcoming Plans• A new member‐wide survey in 2011 should A new member wide survey in 2011 should  help determine the areas of interest and  expansion with our members.  Our last  expansion with our members Our last member survey was in 2000.• Redesign of the website & catalog to make it  cleaner, slicker and mobile‐friendly.  Library  l li k d bil f i dl Lib member focus group for ideas.
  13. 13. Interesting TrendsInteresting Trends
  14. 14. Audio Blog Posts: Audio Blog Posts:Record an audio blog post on Tumblr from any  phone (one per day, five minute limit): h ( d fi i t li it)
  15. 15. Unique Apps: Unique Apps:Only Available on Smart PhonesOnly Available on Smart Phones
  16. 16. Unique Apps:• Compass (directions and orientation)• Metal Detector (find buried treasure)• Flashlight (escape dark movie theaters)• Bubble (level surfaces)• Google Maps (where am I right now?)• Google Googles (identify real-life images)• Google Sky Map G S (view the constellations) ( )• Google Translate (audio-driven language translation)• Barcode Scanner (scan QR codes)• xPiano (play a song)• Guitar Chords (tune and play)• Shazam (identify the song that’s playing)• Bump (share information by touching phones)• Foursquare (share location with friends)• y Labyrinth ( (navigate a ball through a maze) g g )• Light Sabers (duel with friends),
  17. 17. Printed Books & QR Codes:Printed Books & QR Codes: Around the World in 80 Days  A d h W ld i 80 D with 2D codes by Ubimark books // b / h? O h 0
  18. 18. Printed Books & QR Codes: Printed Books & QR Codes: Around the world in 80 days:  A d h ld i 80 dThe ubitour version guided by your mobile phone‐world‐80‐days‐ h // / d ld 80 d ubitour/dp/1449582737 ($18.00)
  19. 19. THANK YOU!THANK YOU! Ingrid Richter, Head of Systems New York Society Library systems@nysoclib org