Himmelfarb Library Faculty Publications

Title

Rethinking our mobility: Supporting our patrons where they live

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-4-2012

Journal

Medical Reference Services Quarterly

Volume

Volume 31, Issue 2

Inclusive Pages

140-149

DOI

10.1080/02763869.2012.670574

Keywords

iPad; iPhone; iPod Touch; Librarian Training; Mobile Training; Mobile LibGuides; Mobile Websites; QR Codes; Smartphones; Handheld; Apps; Mobile Devices

Abstract

This article describes initiatives undertaken by the George Washington University Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library to support patrons using handheld mobile devices. These initiatives included efforts to assist patrons with installation and use of mobile information resources, educate librarians regarding content and navigation of mobile apps and websites, and leverage tools to promote the library in a mobile environment.