by John LeMasney
Information professionals need to be aware of and leverage mobile networks because they need to stay connected more of the time now to be truly effective. This is mostly because many other information professionals are already thoroughly connected which raises the bar as to how connected you have to be. In particular, mobile devices, networks and services should be explored and adopted so that the information professional can make use of the information being exchanged by others. Geolocation. transliteracy, convergence, and connectivity are key factors to determine if you are future ready.
Looking for more? You can see John LeMasney’s extended writeup and slides from his recent talk on the future of mobile computing to the SLA’s Princeton-Trenton chapter at http://bit.ly/lemasneymobile.
John LeMasney is a father, husband, technologist, consultant, artist, designer, writer, presenter, open source evangelist and open standards advocate. He works at Princeton University as the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow his day to day work and screencasts at http://365sketches.org or see his recent projects and developments at http://john.lemasney.com.