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Presentation
When Students Go Mobile: The Effects of Smartphones on Information Literacy and Academic Library Services
Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference (2009)
  • Kristen A. Yarmey, University of Scranton
Abstract

Smartphones, or mobile phones with computer-like capabilities, are quickly becoming popular among college-aged cellphone users and are changing the way that students find, access, and use information. As information professionals, academic librarians must quickly adapt their reference services and library instruction to these new means of information usage. This session will examine the capabilities of smartphones to determine how the devices can either help or hinder students’ achievement of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Suggestions will be made on how libraries and librarians can adapt existing services or create new services in response to smartphone technology

Keywords
  • smartphones,
  • mobile,
  • information literacy
Publication Date
Fall 2009
Citation Information
Kristen A. Yarmey. "When Students Go Mobile: The Effects of Smartphones on Information Literacy and Academic Library Services" Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristenyt/9/