Thursday, May 9, 2013

Emma Clark Library Director Ted Gutmann and Manager of Information & Technology Robert Johnson speak at Long Island Library Conference

Emma Clark Library Director Ted Gutmann, along with Robert Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology, spoke at the Long Island Library Conference on May 2 at the Melville Marriott.  Mr. Gutmann discussed the “Promises and Perils of Mobile Communication” (including a demonstration of Emma Clark’s mobile app) and Mr. Johnson covered “Where Reference Meets Technology.”   Mr. Johnson is a member of Computer and Technical Services (CATS) which is a division of The Suffolk County Library Association.
There were nearly 700 attendees for the entire day, and the CATS programs seemed to be most popular.  There were about 130 people in the mobile app session and nearly 100 in the reference and technology session. 
“Mobile technologies have finally hit the mainstream for libraries.  No longer held back by technology, the possibilities have become seemingly limitless.  Reaching out to patrons that may not realize the resources and services the library has to offer is what it's all about" said presenter Bob Johnson. "The patrons love the look and feel of Emma Mobile, after all, it's their application, just like it's their library!" 

To view the 2 presentations, click below:

Promises and Perils of Mobile - LILC 2013

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