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The Teaching Librarian by Laura McKinnon, Kris Helge

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Mobile apps for teaching librarians

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the use of mobile apps, highlighting specific apps that are available to teaching librarians and describing the features as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of using each app in pedagogy and other areas. The chapter notes important considerations, such as security, reliability, availability, and cost, of which teaching librarians need to be aware prior to using mobile apps in their instruction. Additionally, it describes best practices for the pedagogical use of mobile apps.

Key words

mobile apps

applications

app builders

library apps

reference apps

mobile learning

mobile devices

Introduction

Simply put, mobile applications are software programs that run ...

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