Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and mHealth


This four-hour class provides an overview of mobile devices available today and how they impact libraries and medicine. The class includes discussion of mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones, and tablets. Popular uses and applications for these devices, with particular emphasis on those that make use of the products of the National Library of Medicine will be highlighted. Students will learn what it takes to create a mobile friendly website as well as mobile applications. Class discussions include planning your organization's mobile website or mobile application. Mobile Health also referred to as mHealth is addressed with timely examples. Quick Response (QR) codes as well as augmented reality (AR) and their connection to the mobile landscape are addressed in brief.

Course Materials

Continuing Education

This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 4 contact hours of CE credit.


Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and Health

Update Author

Alicia Lillich, Technology Coordinator, NN/LM MidContinental Region

Original Author

Max Anderson, former Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region