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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free Webinar: Mobile Resources and Tools in Health Sciences Libraries. July 18-October 2

Get Mobilized! An introduction to mobile resources and tools in health sciences libraries
Get Mobilized! An introduction to mobile resources and tools in health sciences libraries is a free, self-paced, web-based class that will be held July 18 – October 2, 2011. Drawing from the experience of health sciences librarians working in the field with direct experience with mobile devices and resources, this course will cover the following:
    • Introduction to mobile resources (July 18-24) Maureen “Molly” Knapp
    • Mobile applications (August 1-7) Luke Rosenberger & Julie Gaines
    • Mobile trends and issues in academic & hospital environments (August 15-21) Jaime Blanck & Melissa Rethlefsen
    • E-readers (August 29-September 4) Suzanne Shurtz
    • Promoting mobile resources (September 12-18) Amy Blevins
    • Mobile site creation (September 26-October 2) Wayne Loftus
    This course is approved for 6 CE credits from MLA. However, you do not need to be a member of MLA to participate.


    Registration is open June 23 - July 14, 2011. Register here.
    This continuing education course is brought to you free of charge from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association. 

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