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Mobile Rx: A Prescription For Mobile Leadership


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Mobile Rx: A Prescription For Mobile Leadership

  1. 1. Mobile Rx: A Prescription For Mobile Leadership <br />Handheld Librarian Online Conference<br />February 2010<br />Lisa Carlucci Thomas<br />Digital Services Librarian<br />Southern Connecticut State University<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Why Mobile Rx?<br />Brilliant examples – many here!<br />What are the takeaways?<br />Are you ready to become a mobile leader?<br />
  3. 3. Objectives<br />Define mobile leadership<br />Discuss considerations and examples<br />Identify action steps for mobile leadership at your library & beyond<br />Write your own Mobile Rx<br />
  4. 4. Mobile Leadership<br />Leadership: “an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction”<br />Leaders:<br />Lead by example<br />Demonstrate, not dictate<br />Create chances for others to learn, grow, experiment, personalize, adapt, teach<br /><br />
  5. 5. Mobile Leadership<br />Mobile:<br /><br />
  6. 6. Mobile Leadership (defined)<br />“an act or instance of…<br /> demonstrating, articulating, or creating<br /> a place, purpose, or opportunity<br /> for mobile technologies [in libraries]”<br />
  7. 7. Mobile = Change<br />Librarian<br />Professional<br />Information Consumer<br />How Mobile <br />Changed My Life…<br /><br />
  8. 8. Mobile = Access<br />Mobile Browsers<br />Mobile Applications<br />New Platforms<br />Cataloging Mobile Resources<br />SMS Reference<br />Social Media<br />Other Examples? <br />
  9. 9. Mobile = Present & Future<br />Whatever happens next (& lots will)<br />Mobile is here to stay<br />Experts & entrepreneurs agree<br />Mobile is here to stay<br />What does this mean for libraries?<br />Mobile is here to stay<br />
  10. 10. Mobile Leadership = Action<br />Personal<br />Institutional<br />Professional<br />
  11. 11. Mobile Leadership = Action<br />Personal<br />Use and explore mobile technologies<br />Stay current about new developments for libraries… & keep those antennae up!<br />Identify mobile technology role models<br />Find your niche; can’t be expert in all<br />Talk to peers; compare notes & collaborate<br />Most important: tell your story<br />
  12. 12. Mobile Leadership = Action<br />Institutional<br />Be aware of institutional needs & priorities<br />Understand where mobile fits in strategic plans; articulate what, why, and how<br />Confer with stakeholders<br />Evaluate risks, gains, returns on investments<br />Selectively choose mobile projects or services that improve, enhance, or educate<br />
  13. 13. Mobile Leadership = Action<br />Professional<br />Participate, don’t spectate<br />Seek opportunities for mobile research<br />Write about your experiences, knowledge, lessons learned & best practices<br />Collaborate with peers across disciplines<br />Promote mobile technologies in libraries through education, discussion, and training<br />Publish & present; locally & nationally<br />
  14. 14. Mobile Rx: Your Prescription<br />Mobile leadership is about:<br />Demonstrating, Articulating, Creating<br />Place, Purpose, Opportunity<br />Change, Access, Present & Future<br />Action: Personal, Institutional, Professional<br />
  15. 15. Mobile Rx: Your Prescription<br />Select your action:<br />Personal, Institutional, Professional<br />Determine what YOU can do, NOW<br />Write your own Mobile Rx<br />Using the action steps as a guide, write yourself a prescription for mobile leadership<br />
  16. 16. Thank You<br />Mobile Rx: <br /> A Prescription for Mobile Leadership<br />Connect & Share your Mobile Rx!<br />@lisacarlucci<br />