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Thursday, March 19 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
App Overload: Integrating Libraries in Rapidly-Increasing Higher Ed App Design and Development (10 minute lightning session)

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How many apps has your institution created (or branded)? Which departments or teams designed them? Does your library have a presence in every single one?

A 2017 national survey revealed that twenty-three percent of undergraduate students log onto five or more mobile platforms to access the programs they need to succeed in college. At the University of Missouri, students use many more university-branded platforms to access vital information, services, and resources. Many of these applications were created in relatively siloed departments and launched quickly. Almost all were initially designed (or purchased and customized) without library input.

Hear from a panel of academic librarians about how their organization succeeded in integrating library resources and services into a wide-variety of university-branded applications, and their plans for maintaining a seat at the app design table moving forward.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Librarian, University of Missouri Libraries
Taira Meadowcroft is an Information Services Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on providing evidence-based information to health practitioners in MU Health Care and assisting with their quality improvement efforts. It is through her work on the University... Read More →
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Grace Atkins

M.Ed. student & academic technologist, University of Minnesota
I work on the Technology Enhanced Learning team for LATIS (Liberal Arts Technology & Innovation Services) at the University of Minnesota. As an ed tech consultant for UMN's First-Year Writing program, my goal is to connect instructors with the tools and resources they need to feel confident teaching... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall