Introduction: Intentional Integration of Tablets and Mobile Devices into Library Services

Rebecca K. Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, Carolyn Meier


Chapter 1 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 51, no. 7) “Mobile Devices: Service with Intention,” introduces the focus of using mobile devices and tablets in library service with intent and assessment, identifying common themes of the five case studies.

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Rebecca K. Miller, Carolyn Meier, and Heather Moorefield-Lang, eds., “Rethinking Reference and Instruction with Tablets,” Library Technology Reports 48, no. 8 (November 2012).

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