For library folks near the Buffalo area, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be participating in an all-day conference on “Gadgets and Gear” for the Western New York Library Resources Council on May 7th. I’ll be speaking all morning about mobile trends in libraries (QR codes, augmented reality, mobile library websites and apps, location-aware services and games, text messaging services, etc.), a topic I’m really excited about. I look forward to meeting librarians in the area and playing with some cool gadgets! I don’t really suffer from technolust when it comes to gadgets (I only got my first smartphone a year ago), so I have a pretty clear-eyed and pragmatic view on the topic of library services for mobile users.

If you’re planning to attend and there’s something you’d specifically like me to cover in my talk, please let me know!