Another of these interesting “off track” events that happen in between the presentations:
During one of the breaks I had a chat with Sean Davis, Reader’s Advisor at the Evansville vanderburgh’s Public Library. He told me about their new successful “Roving Librarian” reference work made possible thanks to their mobile Gateway Tablet PC‘s.
The tablets make the librarians explore a totally new dimension of reference work: they’re not stuck at the reference desk anymore, they can meet the patrons where there really are, they can “co-browse” with their patrons in a much more convenient way. Both co-workers and patrons find this new approach much more fun than before. And efficient. Can’t wait until we can implement this in the public libraries of Sweden!