Chapter 1: App Literacy for Librarians

Nicole Hennig


Library Technology Reports
(vol. 50, no. 8), “Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services,” begins with a discussion of why app literacy is important for librarians and goes on to cover the various aspects of it. It’s important to understand these basics when evaluating mobile apps for library use. App literacy includes knowledge of mobile operating systems, ecosystems, core apps, natural user interfaces, mobile device capabilities, accessibility features, and jailbreaking. Also included is a glossary of terms.

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