Program Session

1 - Mobile Librarian: iThink Tech Savvy (Meeting Students Where They Are)

Monday, May 29
5:05 PM - 5:25 PM
Room: 607

Objectives
The rapid advancements in technology can create a bridge in connecting with student learners at health sciences libraries. It is imperative for the library to be the learning connection for students. As librarians we are required to think innovatively and creatively to bridge the gap between the deliverance of information to the current technology commonly being used by learners. What better way to connect with learners but through the phones, tablets, and gadgets used in their everyday life? Technology provides the chance for librarians to innovate, boost quality, measure success, and align services with the priorities of their institutions. With technology, librarians can reintroduce themselves as visible, valuable, and essential partners in achieving common goals. The younger generation of technologically capable medical professionals in training, such as students and residents, harness the power of innovative apps to improve learning. The mobility of a smartphone, or tablet allows students to carry a plethora of clinical resources in a convenient and searchable package. This poster will outline various mobile apps that will encourage the flexibility of the mobile platform and provides interactivity in teaching and a more personalized education.

Methods
The process of Health Sciences Librarian being mobile and going to where the students are and surveying students to identify the use of mobile devices for overall academic activities, including need for access to library resources and services. In higher education many leaders are embracing new teaching practice that involves making the students the center of their learning. Learner-centered environments incorporates various teaching practices and uses techniques to improve students overall experiences that allows them to have more active roles in their academic learning. Many students have shown that this new pedagogy is effective and successful. It is imperative for health sciences libraries to embrace this new paradigm and begin using mobile apps to support their programs and services.


Keywords
technology, mobile apps, teaching, students, mobile, learning, education, librarians, outreach,



Program Session

Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian
Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
Howard University
Washington, DC

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