Meeting Archive:
Welcoming Mobile Devices in Your Library: Space & Staffing

You can view the archive materials for this webinar by clicking the links on the right. Below are links to materials and websites referenced during the webinar.

Pleae join us for our next two webinars:

Adult Library Programs Gone Mobile
Wednesday, July 30

Mobile-Friendly Youth Library Services
Wednesday, August 13

Presenter Info
Carson Block, Carson Block Consulting
Twitter: @carsonblock

Scott Sime, Johnson County Library

Resources Shared by Presenters
Device Matrix (Johnson County)
eBooks Page (Johnson County)

Resources Shared by Webinar Participants
Solar Powered Device Charging Stations (Carrier Class)
Self-Paced Technology Learning (Denver Public Library)
Technology Release Waiver (Denver Public Library)
DiscoTech 2.0 (Saint Paul Public Library)
Overdrive Library Tutorial (Saint Paul Public Library)

TechSoup Products:
TechSoup Info:

Meeting Description:
How does your library welcome users with mobile devices like tablets, laptops, and smartphones? More people are opting to bring their own devices, and this has an impact on the way libraries provide services. Library space is being used differently, and library staff are being asked to provide assistance in new ways.
Come to this free webinar to learn how to meet the mobile needs of your community by adapting your library space and providing support to staff. Carson Block (Carson Block Consulting) and Scott Sime (Johnson County Library, Kansas) will share their expertise on this subject. Walk away with practical tips for how to:
  • Make library space more mobile-device friendly
  • Prepare staff to provide mobile-device assistance
  • Assess and improve IT infrastructure
  • Approach funding
Please contact with accessibility requests for live captioning at least 72 hours prior to the event.
Date: Wed, Jul 16, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Crystal Schimpf
 Presenter Information
Carson Block
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Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 15 years. He has been called “a geek who speaks English” and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries.

Scott Sime
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Scott Sime is a librarian and trainer who believes strongly in an educated and confident staff. He has been instrumental in testing, training, and launching many eProducts and patron services at Johnson County Library (KS). Scott leads his library's Tech Squad program, building and spreading technology love throughout his organization.

Crystal Schimpf
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Crystal Schimpf is a librarian and trainer with a passion for program design and digital literacy. She has worked on training projects with the Colorado State Library, High Plains Library District, the R-Squared conference, and the Public Library Association. In addition to her work at TechSoup, she is the CEO of Kixal, where she creates innovative training experiences for libraries and nonprofits.