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APPsense Makes the Patrons Grow Fonder: Mobile Resources in the Health Sciences Recorded Webinar
APPsense Makes the Patrons Grow Fonder: Mobile Resources in the Health Sciences Recorded Webinar

Still waiting for Angry Birds to impact libraries? Tired of your offspring working your phone or tablet better than you? Even if you aren't “mobilized,” this webinar provides an overview of both basic skills and sources from which apps impacting health sciences information service can be identified. This webinar will examine the current mobile environment, how library services evolve to meet increasing demand for mobile resources, considerations for mobile app evaluation, and ideas for teaching mobile apps to library users.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual after registration.
  • Cost:
    • Individuals: $49 (nonmembers, $75)
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.


Maureen (Molly) Knapp, AHIP, is a research support and education librarian at the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. A librarian with over a decade of experience, she received her master of library and information science degree from the University of South Florida–Tampa in 2002. Knapp is a Distinguished Member of MLA’s Academy of Health Information Professionals, and a 2010 National Library of Medicine Fellow in medical informatics at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. An enthusiastic pedagogue, Knapp received the 2012 Librarian of the Year award from the South Central Chapter of MLA for her development of the online class, “Get Mobilized: An Introduction to Mobile Resources and Tools in Health Sciences Libraries.” Her research interests include online education, hashtag communities, and digitization projects in health sciences libraries.


Kimberley Barker is the University of Virginia’s (UVA’s) Claude Moore Health Sciences Library’s digital initiatives librarian (a title that, while not as cool as Jedi master or pirate queen, is still pretty exciting). After receiving her master’s of library and information science from the University of South Carolina in 1999, she went on to work at various libraries, specializing in creating fun and innovative outreach programs. Somewhere along the way, Barker came to see technology as Muggle magic, becoming utterly fascinated both by it and its possibilities for health care. She now works to educate and inform UVA’s Health System community about emerging and mobile technologies and their possible impacts on work and life, and is currently involved in an interdisciplinary, surgical Google Glass capstone. Believing that technology has the power to affect positive change, Barker strives to share that message through classes, consults, social media, podcasts, and participation in the profession. In addition to serving as chair-designate for the MLA Technology Advisory Committee, Barker chairs the Technology Program Advisory Committee for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. In her off-time, Barker and her six-year-old are working on a musical based on The Hobbit, with one horribly discordant, yet surprisingly peppy, song written (the extremely loud, “I Wanna Live in Hobbiton (I’m Shire that’s What I Want).” They await calls from either Broadway or their local police department.