PC2. Unleashing the Power of the Pad: Utilizing Mobile Technology to Enhance Library Service

A session at SUNYLA 2013

  • Mike Magilligan
  • Jennifer Whittaker

Wednesday 12th June, 2013

1:30pm to 3:00pm (EST)

In this pre-conference workshop SUNY Canton librarians will discuss their experience with incorporating mobile technology into the information delivery process. Canton’s iPad program has opened up alternative avenues for library staff, teaching faculty and students as they explore new models for teaching and learning. This interactive workshop will address the innovative programing and opportunities that iPads allow for transcending traditional models of library outreach, such as mobile reference, digital humanities, statistics recording, and interlibrary loan. Reflecting on their experiences with iPads in an academic library Jennifer and Mike will show you how to unleash the portable possibilities.


  • Mobile technology as an avenue for improving library services.
  • The inherent shortcomings in mobile technology.
  • Collaborative capabilities that iPads offer.

About the speakers

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Mike Magilligan


Mike Magilligan is a Public and Instructional Services Librarian for SUNY Canton. His focus at Canton is to instruct innovative research techniques that blend digital and traditional resources and encourage creative thinking as an integral part of the research process to foster individual growth as part of the scholarly process.

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Jennifer Whittaker


Jennifer Whittaker is a librarian at the Southworth Library Learning Commons at SUNY Canton. She teaches an online course covering Library Research and Information Literacy as well as offering research help at the Reference Desk. Utilizing technology to help teach students is a passion of hers.

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Time 1:30pm3:00pm EST

Date Wed 12th June 2013

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