Mobile devices and platforms are multiplying like bunnies.
Patrons are demanding more help. And finally, Librarians need strategies to keep technologically savvy and confident.
TNT Webinar #7: Mobile Devices
Crystal D. Holland, MSLS
Adult Services Librarian
Forsyth County Public Library
~ Kernersville Branch
Kernersville Branch is responding
to increased patron demand for
downloading and mobile device
training by scheduling one-on-
Give the name of their specific device. Not
just Kindle but Paperwhite or Fire, etc.
Have their passwords written
down/memorized for Amazon.com and
their email account.
Bring all cables, including power cable.
Have device(s) fully charged.
Have the device registered (if possible).
Set a specific time frame (30-60 min.) and
stick to it!
What if the “tech person” is on vacation/ out
of the office?
How many people on staff will be doing
◦ Consistency is imperative!
Who can schedule the consultations?
Set office hours for drop-ins vs. scheduled
Guilford Middle School
◦ NCWISE OWL
◦ QR CODES
◦ General Internet Research
Quick communication with
◦ Online Magazines
Frequently used in classrooms
Used for stations
Reward for good behavior throughout the
iPads frequently used for movie making
Some teachers prefer to use the iPads over
the student’s personal tablets
Media Specialist must maintain iPads and
iPads checked out daily, great circulation
Purchased through federal grant
Found in 18 out of 24 middle schools in the
Rest of the middle schools will receive them
Used in every class – even PE/Health
Wireless network boosted to accommodate
extra network traffic
Allows for more personalized learning
Engage Students through Technology
Students work at their own pace
Flipped Classroom Model
Help students become Information Producers
rather than just Information Consumers
Allows for easy access to the Catalog
Follett eBookshelf & eReader App
Voicethread Catalog tutorial
Blog for Book Reviews
More Webcast tutorials & student created
book reviews coming soon
QR Codes in books to access online reviews &
Using Socrative to provide assessments for
Information Technology lessons
Learning curve for new technology
Need for Digital Citizenship lessons