I had the pleasure to present my first conference program alongside my esteemed colleague Linda Braun yesterday. We talked about apps at the Massachusetts Library Association Conference. As when any two people who are enthusiastic about a topic are given room to run with it, we could have gone on quite a lot longer than our hour and fifteen minute time slot. In an effort to economize on time, and deal with some inevitable technical difficulties, our presentation was a fast-talking, fun, and somewhat chaotic look at a bunch of apps we think are great and their potential for library applications. Discussion was sparked, and various people stopped by throughout the rest of my conference day to say they were excited to experiment and learn more about apps.
To prepare for our presentation we used a Google Doc to create an annotated list of apps we wanted to recommend. We weren’t able to discuss everything we listed, and our list is by no means comprehensive, but it is a selection of apps in various categories from gaming to art to academic, that we think you would enjoy.
Have a look at our document: Apps Apps Everywhere and feel free to add some apps to our list.