Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional, who helps librarians and educators effectively use mobile technologies to facilitate knowledge creation in their communities.
She offers a variety of instructional resources that bring people from novice to expert, and helps spark ideas for creative uses of mobile technologies.
Books & online courses
She is the author of two books, Best Apps for Academics, and Apps For Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage. She also teaches the online courses, Apps for Librarians & Educators, and The Book as iPad App.
Previously, she worked for the MIT Libraries as head of user experience (2010 – 2012) and web manager & usability specialist (1999 – 2010). Her expertise includes user experience studies, mobile web, mobile apps and the user experience of e-reading. She speaks on these topics at national and regional conferences. Read more about her skills and experience on her resume.
She’s the winner of several awards, including the MIT Libraries Infinite Mile Award for Innovation and Creativity, the MIT Excellence Award for Innovation Solutions, and the ASIS&T Chapter Member of the Year.
Nicole loves teaching, presenting, and inspiring creative people to use technology effectively.
For more info, see: http://nicolehennig.com/
Smartphones are everywhere and there is an explosion of apps for productivity, research, reading, and studying. Librarians can better serve their communities by having expertise in mobile technologies.
Learn about the best apps for library users, including Evernote, Dropbox, Instapaper, iBooks, Kindle, Stanza, and GoodReader.
Each week we focus on a category, such as e-reading, productivity, research, or multimedia. The course combines video lectures, reading, and discussion. We also discuss the future of apps vs. mobile web, and using apps for content creation.
To follow along with the video demos, you need an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. By the end you will have materials, knowledge, and inspiration... enough to prepare you to offer your own workshop for users at your library.
Tips for using the Kindle apps, including how to get content from sources other than Amazon.
Demo of iBooks, Google Play Books, and Megareader (for free, public domain titles).
Overdrive, Kindle, and BlueFire Reader for borrowing library ebooks on mobile devices.
Demo of Alice in Wonderland and Pedlar Lady.
Use Dropbox to move files between all your computers and mobile devices.
Using Evernote for storing all kinds of information.
Save complete text of web pages for reading offline, nicely formatted.
Like having a scanner in your pocket.
Apps for speech recognition and speec-activated searching.
Drawing and painting
Drawing and painting
Create comic books from your images.
Add fun filters to you photos and share them with friends.
Pro HDR lets you capture an image exposed for the highlights and another exposed for the shadows. It then automatically aligns and blends the images, giving you an HDR image up to 5 megapixels.
Create and share panoramic photos (360 degrees)
Create panoramic photos and share them on Photosynth.net (Microsoft)
Concise information, clearly presented, with plenty of additional resources provided. The structure of the course makes it easy to go at your own pace and review what is important to you. Public librarians seeking to become familiar with the many categories of apps available - both to discover new tools and to understand what patrons are using - will find this informative and time-saving.