Rebecca K. Miller is the head of library learning services at Penn State University Libraries in State College, Pennsylvania. A 2012 ALA Emerging Leader, she earned an MAEd in instructional design and technology from Virginia Tech in 2014, an MSLS from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007, and a BA in English and Religion from the College of William & Mary in Virginia in 2004. She is active in regional, state, and national library organizations and has authored and coauthored a number of books, technical reports, and articles on teaching, learning, and instructional technologies in libraries, including Rethinking Reference and Instruction with Tablets (2012), Tablet Computers in the Academic Library (2014), Mobile Devices: Service with Intention (2015), and ARL Spec Kit 349: “Evolution of Library Liaisons” (2015).
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Library Technology Reports, November/December 2012 (48:8)
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Tablet computer ownership on university campuses has tripled in the past year, according to a Pearson Foundation survey in March 2012. At the threshold of the Post-PC era, as students’ expectations change, reference and instruction librarians are responding with new services. In this issue of Library Technology Reports Virginia Tech librarians Miller, Meir, and Moorfield-Lang offer a collection of first-hand accounts of academic library projects using tablets. Among the projects detailed:
- Subject matter librarians roving campus to increase access and usage of online resources
- Librarians partnering with faculty of eight academic departments to use tablets in instruction
- Industrial design students using library tablets in competitions and design lab work
- Workshops that put mobile learning into information literacy instruction
- Tablets as a curriculum component in a first-year undergraduate learning community
- Cross-departmental library collaboration in planning new services