Session Title

Point, Shoot and Educate: Using QR Codes To Inform Your Patrons

Description

In addition to having Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts, libraries are using QR (Quick Response) codes to provide additional information about displays, services, and library procedures to a variety of patrons. These small, easy-to-create and use codes can be quick-scanned by simple, free smartphone apps and “push” library patrons to a wealth of information – all designed by you in a flash! As library users become more technologically savvy and 'plugged-in,' and as smartphones become ubiquitous, librarians in all types of libraries can meet users’ needs 24/7 with a free and easy-to-configure online presence. QR codes have a place in all aspects of library service. They enable patrons to find substantive information in a hurry, saving it to their phones or accessing it immediately as needed. Louise Alcorn will discuss more about how this smartphone app can enhance patrons’ experience with your collections.

Start Date

14-3-2012 10:30 AM

End Date

14-3-2012 11:30 AM

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Point, Shoot and Educate: Using QR Codes To Inform Your Patrons

In addition to having Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts, libraries are using QR (Quick Response) codes to provide additional information about displays, services, and library procedures to a variety of patrons. These small, easy-to-create and use codes can be quick-scanned by simple, free smartphone apps and “push” library patrons to a wealth of information – all designed by you in a flash! As library users become more technologically savvy and 'plugged-in,' and as smartphones become ubiquitous, librarians in all types of libraries can meet users’ needs 24/7 with a free and easy-to-configure online presence. QR codes have a place in all aspects of library service. They enable patrons to find substantive information in a hurry, saving it to their phones or accessing it immediately as needed. Louise Alcorn will discuss more about how this smartphone app can enhance patrons’ experience with your collections.