Target Audience: All librarians who are interested in technology leadership
1) Participants will be able to identify new opportunities and roles for law librarians as the use of mobile devices and iPads continues to grow in the legal workplace.
2) Participants will learn about features and apps for iPads and other mobile devices that are useful for lawyers and law librarians.
Lawyers expect their mobile devices to connect at their workplace, and many now have iPads for personal use. Law students use smartphones to access resources and expect to use iPads in the classroom. Some law firms and courts have embraced the iPad as their mobile tool of choice. How does the law librarian fit into this picture? Hear from a law firm director of library and research services who stepped up to answer the question many attorneys ask upon receiving an iPad: What am I supposed to do with this? Discover a variety of lawyer- and law student-friendly apps for accessing firm and law school library resources, performing online research, and increasing productivity of iPads and various other mobile devices. An academic law library administrator will also describe the role his library staff played in developing and publicizing to the law school community a multi-platform smartphone app for accessing key library services. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the mobile device world and be better able to engage in conversations about the iPad’s place in legal settings. The session concludes with audience questions.