Sponsored by Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC)
Cathryn Ziefle, Librarian, Woodbury University; Lucy Campbell, Librarian, New School of Architecture and Design
We live in an interactive world where we discover and share our information via technology, meaning librarians are no longer limited to books and databases. Instead, architecture, urban studies and augmented reality apps can help us answer reference questions, assist in instruction, and create a more interactive library of the future. This workshop will be an extension of Cathryn Ziefle's lightning talk presentation at the 2013 AASL conference in San Francisco, CA, "Isn't There an App for That?" It will expand by highlighting the features of top apps related to art, architecture, urban design, photography, and academia. It is designed around visual media and encourages attendees to participate with their own tablets or mobile devices (not required). Participants will share the apps they use and how they have incorporated them into their libraries; and groups will brainstorm ways that apps can be incorporated into reference and teaching. The workshop hosts will share their experiences with using mobile technology and apps at the reference desk and in the classroom. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of popular apps for art, architecture, urban design, photography, and academia. They will be able to incorporate apps into reference and instruction. Above all, they will be inspired to use tablets and more technology in their libraries.